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Family Profile

Hernandiaceae

Family Description

A family of four genera and about 60 species, pantropic; two genera occur naturally in Australia.

Genera

Gyrocarpus - A genus of about three to seven species (depending on species concepts) pantropic; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Duyfjes (1996); Kubitzki (1969); Telford (2007).

Hernandia - A genus of about 24 species, pantropic; three species occur naturally in Australia. Duyfjes (1996); Kubitzki (1969); Smith (1981); Telford (2007).

References

Croft, J.R. (1981). Hernandiaceae. In Henty, E.E. (Ed.) 'Handbooks of the flora of Papua New Guinea.' Vol. 2, (Melbourne University Press: Melbourne.), pp. 190-201.

Duyfjes, B.E.E. (1996). Hernandiaceae. In 'Flora Malesiana.' Ser. 1, Vol. 12, (Rijksherbarium: Leiden.), pp. 737-761.

Kubitzki, K. (1969). Monographie der Hernandiaceen. Botanische Jahrbucher fur Systematik 89:78-209.

Smith, A.C. (1981). Hernandiaceae. In 'Flora Vitiensis Nova.' Vol. 2, (Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden: Lawai.), pp. 108-113.

Telford, I.R.H. (2007). Hernandiaceae. Flora of Australia 2: 224-232.