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Family Profile

Gentianaceae

Family Description

A family of ca. 87 genera and 1655 species: worldwide, chiefly in the temperate regions. Nine genera occur naturally in Australia.

Genera

Canscora - A genus of ca. 30 species: tropical and subtropical Africa and Asia; 3 species occur naturally in Australia.

Fagraea - A genus of about 60 species on the Indian Ocean islands, Asia, Malesia, Australia and the Pacific islands; four species occur naturally in Australia. Conn et al. (1996); Leenhouts (1962); Leeuwenberg (1980).

References

Conn, B.J. & Brown, E.A. in Orchard, A.E. (Ed) (1996), Flora of Australia 28: 68-72.

Harden, G.J. (1992). Gentiacaceae. Flora of New South Wales 3: 508.

Ting-nung Ho, T. & Pringle, J.S. (1999). Gentianaceae. Flora of China 16: 1.