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Cunoniaceae

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

Ackama - A genus of 4 species in Australia and New Zealand; two species occur naturally in Australia. Hoogland (1979); Heslewood & Wilson (2013).

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).

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

Karrabina  - A genus of two species endemic to Australia. Hutchinson (1967); Schimanski & Rozefelds (2002); Hopkins et al (2013).

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).

Spiraeanthemum - A genus of 20 species in the Molluccas, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, Australia, New Caledonia and Fiji; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Hoogland (1979); Pillon et al (2009).

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.

Heslewood, M.M. & Wilson, Peter G. (2013). A new combination in Ackama (Cunoniaceae). Telopea 15:5-7.

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.

Hopkins, H.C.F. et al (2013), Karrabina gen. nov. (Cunoniaceae), for the Australian species previously placed in Geissois, and a synopsis of genera in the tribe Geissoieae. Australian Systematic Botany 26: 181-182.

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

Pillon, Y. et al (2009). A molecular and morphological survey of generic limits of Acsmithia and Spiraeanthemum (Cunoniaceae). Systematic Botany 34(1): 147.

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.