A family of 12 genera and 337 species, world wide in tropical and subtropoical areas; one genus occurs naturally in Australia.
Ternstroemia - A genus of about 100 species, pantropic; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Barker (1980).
Barker, W.R. (1980). Taxonomic revisions in Theaceae in Papuasia. I. Gordonia, Ternstroemia, Adinandra and Archboldiodendron. Brunonia 3:1-60.