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Family Profile

Connaraceae

Family Description

A family of 16-24 genera and 300-400 species, pantropic; two genera occur naturally in Australia.

Genera

Connarus - A genus of about 100 species, perhaps fewer, in South America, Africa, SE Asia, Malesia, Australia and the Pacific islands; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Leenhouts (1958).

Rourea - A genus of about 90-100 species in Central and South America, Africa, Madagascar, SE Asia, Malesia, Australia and the Pacific islands; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Leenhouts (1958).

References

Leenhouts, P.W. (1958). Connaraceae. In 'Flora Malesiana.' Ser. 1, Vol. 5, (P. Noordhoff Ltd.: Groningen.), pp. 495-541.