Cunoniaceae

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs, trees or woody climbers. Leaves opposite, whorled or alternate, simple, pinnate, trifoliolate or palmate, margins often with gland-tipped teeth; interpetiolar stipules sometimes present, caducous. Inflorescence a panicle, raceme or head, rarely flowers solitary in axils; flowers bisexual (rarely unisexual), actinomorphic; sepals (3–)4–5(–10), free or variously fused; petals more than or equal in number to and usually smaller than sepals, sometimes absent; stamens mostly twice as many as sepals, with filaments longer than petals (when present), anthers opening via vertical slits; ovary superior or semi-inferior, mostly 2–5-locular; ovules 2–many per locule. Fruit usually a capsule, rarely nut-like or a drupe or follicle; seeds small, commonly winged or hairy.

29 genera and c. 280 species, mainly Southern Hemisphere; 15 genera with 38 species in Australia.

Now includes Eucryphiaceae.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Cunoniaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-03-22
 
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Oxalidales
Higher taxa
family Cunoniaceae
Subordinate taxa
genus Bauera
genus Eucryphia