Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Family Profile
Family Description

A family of 3 genera and 210 species, in tropical Africa and Malesia to Australia and the Pacific Islands; one genus occurs naturally in Australia.


Drypetes - A genus of 200 species mainly in Africa, Asia, Malesia, Australia and the Pacific islands and poorly represented in the New World; four species occur naturally in Australia. Airy Shaw (1980); Forster (1997); Webster (1994).


Airy Shaw, H.K. (1980). A partial synopsis of the Euphorbiaceae - Platylobeae of Australia (excluding Phyllanthus, Euphorbia and Calycocephalus). Kew Bulletin 35:577-700.

Forster, P.I. (1997). A taxonomic revision of Drypetes Vahl. (Euphorbiaceae) in Australia. Austrobaileya 4:477-494.

Webster, G.L. (1994). Synopsis of the genera and subgeneric taxa of Euphorbiaceae. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Gardens 81:33-144.

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