Symplocaceae Desf.

First published in Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 6: 9. 1820 (as "Symploceae") (1820)nom. cons.
This family is accepted

Accepted Genera

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • APG IV (2016)

Trees of New Guinea

  • Fritsch, P.W., Kelly, L.M., Wang, Y.F., Almeda, F. & Kriebel, R. (2008). Revised infrafamilial classification of Symplocaceae based on phylogenetic data from DNA sequences and morphology. Taxon 57: 823–852.
  • Nooteboom, H.P. (1975). Revision of the Symplocaceae of the Old World, New Caledonia excepted. Leiden Bot. Ser. 1: 1–355.
  • Nooteboom, H.P. (1977). Symplocaceae. Fl. Males., Ser. I, Spermat. 8: 205–274.
  • Timothy M.A. Utteridge (2022). Trees of New Guinea. Timothy M. A. Utteridge and Laura V. S. Jennings (Eds) Kew Publishing. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • van Royen, P. (1982). Symplocaceae. Alpine Fl. of New Guinea 3: 1927–1947.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:


  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Neotropikey

    • Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
  • Trees of New Guinea

    • Trees of New Guinea