Sabiaceae Blume

First published in Mus. Bot. 1: 368. 1851 (1851)nom. cons.
This family is accepted

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • APG IV (2016)


  • APG. (2003). An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APGII. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 141: 399-436.
  • Airy Shaw, H.K. (1966). J.C. Willis's A Dictionary of the Flowering Plants and Ferns. 7th ed. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.
  • Arbelaez, A.L. (2004). Two new species of Meliosma (Sabiaceae) from Bolivia. Novon 14: 12-16.
  • Aymard C., G. & Cuello, A.N. Aymard C., Cuello, A.N. (2005). Sabiaceae. In: P.E. Berry, K. Yatskievych & B.K. Holst. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana, Vol. 9. Rutaceae -Zygophyllaceae, pp. 39-43.
  • Aymard, C., Gerardo, A. and Daly, D.C. (2006). Two new species of Ophiocaryon (Sabiaceae) from South America. Brittonia 58: 270-276.
  • Barroso, G.M., Peixoto, A.L., Ichaso, C.L.F., Costa, C.G., Guimarães, E.F. and Lima, H.C. de. (1984). Sistemática de Angiospermas do Brasil 2. Viçosa, Imprensa Universitária da Universidade Federal de Viçosa.
  • Beusekom, C.F. van and Water, T.P.M. van de. (1989). Sabiaceae. In: C.G.G.J. van Steenis and W.J.J.O. de Wilde (eds.). Flora Malesiana. Series 1. Spermatophyta vol. 10, pp. 679-715. Kluwer Academic Publishers,
  • Beusekom, C.F. van. (1971). Revision of Meliosma (Sabiaceae), section Lorenzanea excepted, living and fossil, geography and phylogeny. Blumea 19: 335-529.
  • Beusekom, C.F. van. (1981). Sabiaceae. In: Dassanayake, M.D. (ed.), A revised Handbook to the Fora of Ceylon vol. 3, pp. 379-385. New Delhi, Amerind.
  • Cronquist, A. (1981). An integrated system of classification of flowering plants. Columbian University Press, New York.
  • Dordrecht. Blume, C.L. (1849). Museum Botanicum Lugno-Bavatum, vol 1. Brill, Leiden.
  • Gagnepain, F. (1950). Meliosma (Sabiacée): sa fleur. Bulletin de La Societé Botanique de France 97: 89-90.
  • Gentry A.H. (1980). Sabiaceae. Flora of Panama: part 6. Family: 109. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 67: 949-963.
  • Gunn, C.R., Wiersema, J.H., Ritchie, C.A., Kirkbride, J.H.Jr. (1992). Families and genera of spermatophytes recognized by the Agricultural Research Service. Techn. Bull. U.S.D.A. 1796.
  • Kubitzki, K. (2004). Sabiaceae. In: N. Smith, S. A. Mori, A. Henderson, D. W. Stevenson & S. V. Head (eds). Flowering Plant of the Neotropics: 335-336. Princeton, Princeton University Press.
  • Lombardi, J. A. (2009).  A new Species of Meliosma (Sabiaceae) from Southeastern Brazil and Notes on the Genus. Novon 19: 62-67.
  • Löfgren, A. (1917). Manual das familias naturaes phanerogamas com chaves dichotomicas das familias e dos generos brasileiros. Imprensa Oficial, Rio de Janeiro.
  • Mabberley, D.J. (1987). The Plant-Book. A portable dictionary of the higher plants. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Takhtajan, A. (1997). Diversity and classification of flowering plants. Columbia University Press, New York.
  • Urban, I. (1900). Sabiaceae. In: I. Urban (ed.). Symbolae Antillanae 1(3): 499-518. Fratres Borntraeger, Berlin.
  • Wanntorp, L. and De Craene, L.P.R. (2008). Morphology and anatomy of the flower of Meliosma (Sabiaceae): implications for pollination biology. Plant Systematics and Evolution 271(1-2): 79-91.
  • Warburg, O. 1895. Sabiaceae. In: A. Engler and K. Prantl (eds). Das Pflanzenreich, vol. VII, Part. 5, 367-374. Engelmann, Leipzig.
  • Water, T.P.M. van de. (1980). A taxonomic revision of the genus Sabia (Sabiaceae). Blumea 26: 1-64.

Trees of New Guinea

  • 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 Beusekom, C.F. & van de Water, Th.P.M. (1989). Sabiaceae. Fl. Males., Ser. I, Spermat. 10: 679–715.


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