Genera : 25 - 26

Species: 250 - 350


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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.