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Family Profile

Anacardiaceae

Family Description

A family of about 70 genera and 600 species mostly tropical and subtropical but extending into the warm temperate regions; seven genera occur naturally in Australia.

Genera

Blepharocarya - A genus of two species endemic to Australia. Jessup (1985); Wannan et al. (1987).

Buchanania - A genus of about 25 species in Asia, Malesia, Australia and the Pacific islands; three species occur naturally in Australia. Blake (1954); Jessup (1985).

Euroschinus - A genus of six species in New Guinea, New Britain, New Caledonia and Australia; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Ding Hou (1978); Jessup (1985); Royen (1964).

Mangifera - A genus of about 35 species from India to the Solomon Islands; one species has become naturalised in Australia. Jessup (1985); Kostermans & Bompard (1993); Royen (1964).

Pleiogynium - A genus of one or two species in Malesia, Australia and the Pacific islands; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Ding Hou (1978); Jessup (1985); Royen (1964).

Rhus - A genus of about 200 species in the tropics, subtropics and temperate regions; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Ding Hou (1978); Jessup (1985).

Semecarpus - A genus of about 60 species in SE Asia, Malesia, Australia and the Pacific islands; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Ding Hou (1978); Jessup (1985).

References

Blake, S.T. (1954). Botanical contributions of the northern Australia regional survey. II. Studies on miscellaneous northern Australian plants. Australian Journal of Botany 2:99-140.

Ding Hou (1978). Anacardiaceae. In 'Flora Malesiana.' Ser. 1, Vol. 8, (Sijthoff & Noordhoff International Publishers: Alphen Aan Den Rijn.), pp. 395-548.

Jessup, L.W. (1985). Anacardiaceae. In 'Flora of Australia.' Vol. 25, (Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.), pp. 170-187, 203.

Kostermans, A.J.G.H. & Bompard, J.M. (1993). 'The Mangoes: Their Botany, Nomenclature, Horticulture and Utilization.' (Academic Press: London.), 233 pp.

Royen, P. van (1964). Anacardiaceae. In 'Manual of the Forest Trees of Papua & New Guinea.' Part 4, (Department of Forests: Port Moresby.), pp. 1-44.

Wannan, B.S. (2006). Analysis of generic relationships in Anacardiaceae. Blumea 51:165-195.

Wannan, B.S., Waterhouse, J.T. & Quinn, C.J. (1987). A taxonomic reassessment of Blepharocarya F. Muell. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 95:61-72.