Evergreen trees. Leaves alternate, entire; stipules absent. Flower clusters terminal, branched. Flowers bisexual, regular. Sepals and petals 5, the petals joined to the base of the sepals. Stamens 20, 10 fertile ones opposite the petals and 10 sterile ones alternating with the petals. Fruit a drupe containing a single seed.
Grown for the dense canopy and unusual thick leaves.
1 genus of 4-5 species from New Guinea, New Zealand (and nearby islands).
Seed or semi-hardwood cuttings.
Leaves extremely thick, generally slightly asymmetric; fruits orange.
Source: (2002). Corynocarpaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.