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Family Profile

Actinidiaceae

Family Description

A family of three genera and perhaps 400 species, mostly tropical, subtropical and warm temperate; one genus occurs naturally in Australia.

Genera

Saurauia - A genus of about 300 species, pantropic; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Bailey (1899); Gilg & Werdermann (1925).

References

Bailey, F.M. (1899). Saurauja. In 'The Queensland Flora.' Part 1, (H.J. Diddams & Co.: Brisbane.), p. 106.

Gilg, E. & Werdermann, E. (1925). Actinidiaceae. In Engler, A. & Prantl, K. 'Die Naturlichen Pflanzenfamilien.' 2nd Edn, Ed. A. Engler, Vol. 21, (Wilhelm Engelmann: Leipzig.), pp. 36-47.