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Family Profile

Cunoniaceae

Family Description

A family of about 27 genera and 280 species, mostly in the southern hemisphere, in South America north to Mexico and the West Indies, Malesia, Australia, New Caledonia and the SW Pacific islands; 14 genera occur naturally in Australia.

Genera

Acsmithia - A genus of about 14 species in New Guinea and the Moluccas, Australia, New Caledonia and Fiji; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Hoogland (1979).

Caldcluvia - A genus of 11 species in Malesia, Australia, New Zealand and Chile; three species occur naturally in Australia. Hoogland (1979).

Ceratopetalum - A genus of about eight species restricted to New Guinea and Australia; nine species occur naturally in Australia. Hoogland (1960, 1982).

Davidsonia - A genus of one or two species endemic to Australia. Cronquist (1981); Floyd (1989).

Eucryphia - A genus of about seven species in Australia and Chile; five species occur naturally in Australia. Forster & Hyland (1997); Taylor & Hill (1996).

Geissois - A genus of about 20 species in Australia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji; two species occur naturally in Australia. Hutchinson (1967); Schimanski & Rozefelds (2002).

Gillbeea - A genus of three species in New Guinea and Australia; two species occurs naturally in Australia. Rozefelds & Pellow (2000).

Pseudoweinmannia - A monotypic genus endemic to Australia. Francis (1970).

Pullea - A genus of three species in New Guinea, Australia and Fiji; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Hoogland (1979).

Schizomeria - A genus of about 18 species in the Moluccas, New Guinea and Australia; two species occur naturally in Australia. Francis (1970).

References

Conn, B.J. (1983). Cunoniaceae. In Morley, B.D. & Toelken, H.R. (Eds) 'Flowering Plants in Australia.' (Rigby Publishers: Adelaide.), pp. 136-137.

Cronquist, A. (1981). Davidsoniaceae. In 'An Integrated System of Classification of Flowering Plants.' (Columbia University Press: New York.), pp. 548-550.

Floyd, A.G. (1989). Davidsoniaceae. In 'Rainforest Trees of Mainland South-eastern Australia.' (Inkata Press: Melbourne.), pp. 104-106.

Forster, P.I. & Hyland, B.P.M. (1997). Two new species of Eucryphia Cav. (Cunoniaceae) from Queensland. Austrobaileya 4:589-596.

Francis, W.D. (1970). 'Australian Rain-Forest Trees.' (Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.), 468 pp.

Hoogland, R.D. (1960). Studies in the Cunoniaceae. I. The genera Ceratopetalum, Gillbeea, Aistopetalum & Calycomis. Australian Journal of Botany 8:318-341.

Hoogland, R.D. (1979). Studies in the Cunoniaceae. II. The genera Caldcluvia, Pullea, Acsmithia & Spiraeanthemum. Blumea 25:481-505.

Hoogland, R.D. (1982). Studies in the Cunoniaceae. III. Additional notes on Ceratopetalum and Acrophyllum. Brunonia 4:213-216.

Hutchinson, J. (1967). Cunoniaceae. In 'The Genera of Flowering Plants.' Vol. II, (Oxford University Press: London.), pp. 4-12.

Rozefelds, A.C. & Pellow, B. (2000). A new species of Gillbeea (Cunoniaceae) from north-eastern Queensland, Australia. Nordic Journal Botany 20:435-441.

Schimanski, L.J. & Rozefelds, A.C. (2002). Comparative morphology of the Australian species of Geissois (Cunoniaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 15:221-236.

Taylor, F. & Hill, R.S. (1996). A phylogenetic analysis of the Eucryphiaceae. Australian Systematic Botany 9:735-748.