Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Family Profile
Family Description

A family of two genera. One present in Australia. Fritsch et al (2008).


Symplocos - A genus of over 320 species, pantropic but absent from Africa; about 19 species occur naturally in Australia. Harden et al. (2014); Jessup (2011); Nooteboom (1975, 1977, 1981).


Fritsch et al. (2008). Revised infrafamilial classification of Symplocaceae based on phylogenetic data from DNA sequences and morphology. Taxon 57: 823-852.

Harden, G.J., Nicholson, H.R.W., McDonald, W.J.F., Nicholson, N.J., Tame, T. & Williams, J. (2014). Rainforest Plants of Australia. Rockhampton to Victoria. Gwen Harden Publishing.

Jessup, L.W. (2011). A taxonomic revision of Symplocos Jacq. (Symplocaceae) in Australia. Austrobaileya 8(3): 238-239.

Nooteboom, H.P. (1975). Revision of the Symplocaceae of the Old World. New Caledonia excepted. Leiden Botanical Series 1:1-335.

Nooteboom, H.P. (1977). Symplocaceae. In 'Flora Malesiana.' Ser. 1, Vol. 8, (Sijthoff & Noordhoff International Publishers: Alphen Aan Den Rijn.), pp. 205-274.

Nooteboom, H.P. (1981). A revision of the Australian species of Symplocos (Symplocaceae). Brunonia 4:309-326.

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