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Family Profile

Bixaceae

Family Description

A family of four genera and about 21 species, pantropic; one genus occurs naturally in Australia.

Genera

Cochlospermum - A genus of about 12 species, pantropic; three species occur naturally in Australia. George (1982); Poppendieck (1980).

References

George, A.S. (1982). Bixaceae. In 'Flora of Australia.' Vol. 8, (Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.), pp. 84-88.

Poppendieck, H.-H. (1980). A monograph of the Cochlospermaceae. Botanische Jahrbucher fur Systematik 101:191-265.