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Family Profile

Burseraceae

Family Description

A family of 16-20 genera and about 600 species, pantropic; two genera occur naturally in Australia.

Genera

Canarium - A genus of about 100 species in Africa, Asia, Malesia, Australia and the Pacific islands; five species occur naturally in Australia. Hewson (1985); Leenhouts (1955a, 1955b, 1956, 1959).

Garuga - A genus of four species in Asia, Malesia, Australia and the Pacific islands; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Hewson (1985); Kalkman (1953); Leenhouts (1956).

References

Hewson, H.J. (1985). Burseraceae. In 'Flora of Australia.' Vol. 25, (Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.), pp. 165-170, 202.

Kalkman, C. (1953). Revision of the Burseraceae of the Malaysian area in a wider sense. VI. Revision of the genus Garuga Roxburgh. Blumea 7:459-472.

Leenhouts, P.W. (1955a). The genus Canarium in the Pacific. Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 216:1-53.

Leenhouts, P.W. (1955b). Florae Malesianae Precursores XI. New taxa in Canarium. Blumea 8:181-194.

Leenhouts, P.W. (in collaboration with C. Kalkman & H.J. Lam) (1956). Burseraceae. In 'Flora Malesiana.' Ser. 1, Vol. 5, (P. Noordoff Ltd: Groningen.), pp. 209-296.

Leenhouts, P.W. (1959). Revision of the Burseraceae of the Malaysian area in a wider sense. Xa. Canarium Stickm. Blumea 9:275-475.