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Family Profile

Colchicaceae

Family Description

A family of about 15 genera and about 245 species, temperate and tropical worldwide except South America; two genera occur naturally in Australia.

Genera

Kuntheria - A monotypic genus endemic to Australia. Clifford & Conran (1987a).

Schelhammera - A genus of two species in Australia with one extending into New Guinea. Clifford & Conran (1987b).

References

Clifford, H.T. & Conran, J.G. (1987a). Kuntheria. Flora of Australia. 45: 416-418.

Clifford, H.T. & Conran, J.G. (1987b). Schelhammera Flora of Australia 45: 414-416.