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Family Profile

Escalloniaceae

Family Description

A family of 9 genera and 130 species, in Asia to Australia and New Zealand, Central and South America; two genera occur naturally in Australia.

Genera

Polyosma - A genus of about 60 species occurring from Asia to Australia and New Caledonia; about 10 species occur naturally in Australia. Mueller (1892); White (1918); White & Francis (1926).

References

Bailey, F.M. (1892) [Contributions to the Queensland Flora]. Botany Bulletin. Department of Agriculture, Queensland 5.

White, C.T. (1918) Botany Bulletin. Department of Agriculture, Queensland 20.

White, C.T. & Francis, W.D. (1926) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 37.