Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Winteraceae R.Br. ex Lindl.

Fls fasciculate to solitary, perfect, regular; sepals 2–6, free or united; petals in several series; anthers introrse; carpels 1 to several, free or partly united; fr. baccate to capsular; embryo minute, endosperm cop. Lvs alt., gland-dotted, exstipulate, aromatic; stomates depressed, occluded; wood lacking vessels. Shrubs or trees mainly of tropical south-east Asia and S. America. The N.Z. genus endemic.

[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Winteraceae R.Br. ex Lindl.
Indigenous (Endemic)4
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