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Theaceae

Family Profile

Theaceae

Family Description

A family of about 7 genera and 195 species, moslly SE Asia but also in Central and South America; one genus is introduced in Australia.

Genera

Camellia - A genus of 40 species in Asia, as far north as Korea and Japan, and Malesia, several species are cultivated in Australia and one has become naturalised. Melchior (1925).

References

Melchior, H. (1925). Theaceae. In Engler, A. & Prantl, K. 'Die Naturlichen Pflanzenfamilien.' 2nd Edn, Ed. A. Engler, Vol. 21, (Wilhelm Englemann: Leipzig.), pp. 109-152.