Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Coriariaceae
 Description

Fls small, 5-merous, us. in racemes; sepals imbricate, persistent; petals keeled on inside. Stamens 10, free, or the petal-opposed ones adnate; anthers large. Carpels free, 5–10, 1-celled; receptacles conical; styles free, elongate. Frs of 5–10 ind. cocci surrounded by the enlarged, succulent petals; ovules solitary in each carpel, pend. Seeds compressed, with thin endosperm and straight embryos. A single genus of some 30 spp.; subshrubs, shrubs, or small trees with quadrangular branchlets, and simple opp. or whorled exstipulate lvs. Dist.-(a) southern Europe, (b) eastern Asia, (c) South and Central America, (d) N.Z. (possibly all endemic). For details see Good (New Phytol. 29, 1930, 196).

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

 Biostatus
Number of species in New Zealand within Coriariaceae
CategoryNumber
Indigenous (Endemic)7
Indigenous (Non-endemic)1
Total8
 Bibliography
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Cronquist, A. 1988: The evolution and classification of flowering plants. The New York Botanic Gardens, New York.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.