Tineo Weinmannia trichosperma, copyright Dick Culbert.

Belongs within: Oxalidales.

The Cunoniaceae are a group of flowering trees and shrubs, usually with opposite, toothed leaves, found in temperate and tropical regions of the Southern Hemisphere. Members include coachwood Ceratopetalum apetalum which is used for its timber (Harden 1990).

Characters (from Harden 1990): Trees or shrubs, rarely climbers. Leaves opposite, rarely whorled, margins toothed (occasionally entire), simple or compound, often 3-foliolate, sometimes 1-foliolate, pinnate or palmate; stipules usually interpetiolar, often conspicuous, falling early and leaving distinctive scars between petiole bases. Inflorescence usually cymose, sometimes flowers in racemes or clustered in heads, rarely solitary. Flowers actinomorphic, generally bisexual; floral parts hypogynous, perigynous or epigynous. Sepals 4-6, sometimes basally fused and enlarging during fruit formation. Petals absent or 4-6, usually small. Stamens 8-20. Ovary usually superior or rarely half-inferior, 2-5-locular. Fruit a capsule, a nut or drupaceous.

    |--EucryphiaH08 [Eucryphiaceae, EucryphioideaeT00]
    |    |--E. lucidaWM09
    |    `--E. mooreiH90
    |--DavidsoniaH90 [Davidsoniaceae, DavidsonioideaeT00]
    |    `--D. pruriensH90
    |         |--D. p. var. pruriensH90
    |         `--D. p. var. jerseyanaH90
    |--BaueraH08 [Baueraceae, BaueroideaeT00]
    |    |--B. capitataH90
    |    |--B. microphylla [=B. rubioides var. microphylla]H90
    |    `--B. rubioidesS09
    `--Cunonieae [Cunonioideae]T00
         |--Vesselowskya rubifoliaH08, H90
         |--Pancheria mcphersoniiH08
         |    |--C. capensisK02
         |    |--C. macrophyllaH08
         |    |--C. purpureaH08
         |    `--C. schinzianaH08
         `--Weinmannia Linnaeus 1759H08, A61
              |--W. mariquitaeR96
              |--W. paniculosa [incl. Ackama muelleri]H97
              |--W. pinnataJ87
              |--W. racemosa Linn. f. 1781 [=Leiospermum racemosum Don 1830]A61
              |--W. rollotiR96
              |--W. silvicola Sol. ex Cunningham 1839 [incl. W. fuchsioides Cunningham 1839]A61
              |    |--W. s. var. silvicolaA61
              |    `--W. s. var. betulina (Cunningham) Hooker 1852 [=W. betulina Cunningham 1839]A61
              |--W. tolimensisR96
              `--W. trichospermaD03
Cunoniaceae incertae sedis:
    |--Pseudoweinmannia lachnocarpaH08, W95
         |--G. balansaeH08
         |--G. benthamianaH08
         |--G. biagianaH08
         |--G. bradfordiiH08
         |--G. denhamiiH08
         |--G. hippocastanifoliaH08
         |--G. hirsutaH08
         |--G. imthurniiH08
         |--G. intermediaH08
         |--G. lanceolataH08
         |--G. magnificaH08
         |--G. montanaH08
         |--G. polyphyllaH08
         |--G. pruinosaH08
         |--G. racemosaH08
         |--G. stipularisH08
         |--G. superbaH08
         |--G. ternataH08
         `--G. velutinaH08
  Schizomeria ovataH08, BR00
  Callicoma serratifoliaH08, B00
  Ackama Cunn. 1839A61
    `--A. rosaefolia Cunn. 1839A61 [=Weinmannia rosaefoliaC06]
  Anodopetalum Cunningham ex Endlicher 1839BR00
    `--*A. biglandulosum (Cunningham) Hooker 1856 (see below for synonymy)BR00
  Ceratopetalum Sm. 1793CD02
    |--*C. gummiferum Sm. 1793CD02
    |--C. apetalumH90
    |--C. gilesii Ettingshausen 1886F71
    |--C. maslinensis Barnes & Hill 1999CD02
    |--C. priscum Holmes & Holmes 1992CD02
    |--C. succirubrumBR00
    |--C. virchowiiCD02
    |--C. westermanii Barnes & Hill 1999CD02
    `--C. wilkinsonii [=Getonites wilkinsonii]CD02
  Caldcluvia paniculosa [=Ackama paniculata]H90
  Acrophyllum australe [=Calycomis australis]H90

*Anodopetalum biglandulosum (Cunningham) Hooker 1856 [=Weinmannia biglandulosum Cunningham ex Hooker 1840, A. glandulosum (l. c.)]BR00

*Type species of generic name indicated


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