Genera : 25 - 26
Species: 250 - 350
Distribution: Throughout the southern tropics and especially in Australia and the Pacific regions.
Economic Uses: A source of light wood in paneling, cabintet making and in plywood.
Defining Features of Interest: The family has been classified by some botanists with teh Saxifragaceae.
Fossil Evidence:Leaf and pollen fossils in the Tertiary.