A family of one genus and 315 species, pantropical to temperate; one genus occurs naturally in Australia.
Smilax - A genus of 315 species, pantropic to temperate; seven species occur naturally in Australia. Conran & Clifford (1986).
Conran, J.G. & Clifford, H.T. (1986). Smilacaceae. In 'Flora of Australia.' Vol. 46, (Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.), pp. 180-196.