Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Family Profile
Family Description

A family of about 300 genera and 3000 species, cosmopolitan; about 25-30 genera occur naturally in Australia.


Centella - A genus of 50 species predominately in southern Africa and tropical to subtropical regions of the world, two species naturalised in Australia.

Mackinlaya - A genus of about 50 species in Malesia, Australia and the Solomon Islands; two species occur naturally in Australia.


Buwalda, P. (1953) Flora Malesiana Series I 4: 113-140 (116-117).

Eichler, Hj. (1987) Feddes Repertorium 98: 1-51 (11-23).

Powell, J.M. (1992). Apiaceae. In Harden, G.J. (Ed.) 'Flora of New South Wales.' Vol. 3, (New South Wales University Press: Kensington.), pp. 87-116.

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