Cunn. ex Endl., Enum. Pl. Hügel 10 (1837).
Derivation: Greek kodon, a bell; karpos, a fruit; alluding to the shape of the fruit.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Shrubs or trees, monoecious, rarely dioecious, glabrous; leaves alternate, petiolate and with small setose stipules.
Inflorescences of racemes or spikes with scale-like bracts, often arranged in panicles towards the ends of leafy branches, with male inflorescences on the outer branches and female ones often in a subterminal position; male flowers with a more or less lobed calyx tube around 1 whorl of 13-25 sessile anthers standing at right angles to the central axis at anthesis; female flowers with a cup-shaped calyx around 1 whorl of 30-40 carpels each with an elongate papillose stigma, and arranged around a central axis.
Fruit bell-shaped, with follicles dehiscing along the inner margin but often deciduous before the single seed has been shed; central axis more or less club-shaped.
Endemic to Australia, with 3 species, 2 of which occur in arid and semi-arid regions including parts of S.Aust. and 1 on forest margins in Qld and N.S.W. Bell fruit.
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