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Family Profile

Clusiaceae

Family Description

A family of about 50 genera and about 1200 species, pantropic; four genera occur naturally in Australia.

Genera

Calophyllum - A genus of about 187 species, pantropic but predominantly Indo-Malesian; six species occur naturally in Australia. Stevens (1974, 1980).

Garcinia - A genus of about 250-400 species in Africa, Asia, Malesia, Australia and the Pacific islands; eight species occur naturally in Australia. Smith (1941); White (1936).

Harungana - A monotypic genus from Africa to Madagascar, now naturalised in Australia. Keay et al. (1960); White (1942).

Hypericum - A cosmopolitan genus of about 400 species; two species occur naturally in Australia and at least nine species has become naturalised.

Mammea - A genus of about 50 species, pantropic; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Smith (1959).

Mesua - A genus of 40 species in Asia, Malesia and Australia; two species occur naturally in Australia. Kostermans (1969).

References

Keay, R.W.J., Onochie, C.F.A. & Stanfield, D.P. (1960). Hypericaceae. In 'Nigerian Trees.' Vol. 1, (Federal Department of Forest Research: Ibadan.), pp. 171-173.

Kostermans, A.J.G.H. (1969). Kayea Wall. and Mesua L. (Guttiferae). Reinwardtia 7:425-431.

Smith, A.C. (1941). Studies of Papuasian plants, III. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 22:343-374.

Smith, L.S. (1959). New species of and notes on Queensland plants - IV. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 70:27-32.

Stevens, P.F. (1974). A review of Calophyllum L. (Guttiferae) in Papuasia. Australian Journal of Botany 22:349-411.

Stevens, P.F. (1980). A revision of the Old World species of Calophyllum (Guttiferae). Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 61:117-699.

White, C.T. (1936). Contributions to the Queensland Flora, No. 5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 47:51-84.

White, C.T. (1942). Contributions to the Queensland Flora, No. 7. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 53:201-228.