Scientific Name:
Homalanthus A.Juss., Euphorb. Gen. 50 (1824) – as Omalanthus

Monoecious shrubs or small trees;  sap milky.  Lvs stipulate, alternate, entire.  ♂ and ♀ fls in the same or separate terminal racemes or spikes.  ♂ fls:  perianth reduced, of 1–2 segments;  petals 0;  anthers few to numerous;  filaments free.  ♀ fls:  perianth reduced, in 2–3 segments;  petals 0;  ovary 2–3-celled, with 1 ovule in each cell;  styles 2–3, undivided.  Fr. fleshy, indehiscent or dehiscent.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Indigenous (Non-endemic)
Number of species in New Zealand within Homalanthus A.Juss.
Indigenous (Endemic)1
Exotic: Cultivated1
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Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.
Sykes, W. R. 1969: Homalanthus in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 7: 302–307.