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Family Profile

Elaeagnaceae

Family Description

A family of three genera and about 50 species mainly in temperate and subtropical regions of the northern hemisphere but extending into tropical Asia; one genus occurs naturally in Australia.

Genera

Elaeagnus - A genus of about 20-45 species in Central and North America, Europe, temperate and tropical Asia and Australia; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Guymer (1995); Veldkamp (1986).

References

Guymer, G.P. (1995). Elaeagnaceae. In 'Flora of Australia.' Vol. 16, (CSIRO Australia: Melbourne.), pp. 1-3.

Veldkamp, J.F. (1986). Elaeagnaceae. In 'Flora Malesiana.' Ser. 1, Vol. 10, (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers: Dordrecht.), pp. 151-156.