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Family Description

A monogeneric in Australia and SW Pacific including New Caledonia.


Balanops - A genus of about nine species in Australia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Carlquist (1980, 1989); White (1933).


Carlquist, S. (1980). Anatomy and systematics of Balanopaceae. Allertonia 2:191-246.

Carlquist, S. (1989). Balanopaceae. In 'Flora of Australia.' Vol. 3, (Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.), pp. 93-95.

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.