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Family Profile

Atherospermataceae

Family Description

A family of 6-7 genera and 16 species, in Australia, New Guinea to New Zealand and New Caledonia, and in Chile; four genera occur naturally in Australia.

Genera

Daphnandra - A genus of six species endemic to Australia. Whiffin & Foreman (2007); White (1933).

Doryphora - A genus of two species endemic to Australia. Smith (1958); Whiffin & Foreman (2007).

Dryadodaphne - A genus of three species in New Guinea and Australia; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Smith (1958); Whiffin & Foreman (2007).

References

Smith, L.S. (1958). New species of and notes on Queensland plants - III. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 69:43-51.

Whiffin, T. & Foreman, D. (2007). Monimiaceae. Flora of Australia 2: 65-91.

White, C.T. (1933). Ligneous plants collected for the Arnold Arboretum in North Queensland by S.F. Kajewski in 1929. Contributions from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University 4:1-113.