Pentaphylacaceae Engl.

First published in Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. [Engler & Prantl] 214. 1897 [4 Oct 1897] (1897)nom. cons.
This family is accepted


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • APG IV (2016)


  • Luna, I. and Ochoterena, H. (2004). Phylogenetic relationships of the genera of Theaceae based on morphology. Cladistics 20: 223-270.
  • Maas, P.J.M. and Westra, L.Y. Th. (2005). Neotropical Plant Families. 3rd ed., p. 247. A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G., Ruggell.
  • Morton, C. M., Chase, M.C., Kron, K.A. and Swensen, S.M. (1996). A molecular evaluation of the monophyly of the order Ebenales based upon rbcL sequence data. Syst. Bot. 21: 567-67.
  • Pennington, T.D. (2004). Illustrated guide to the trees of Peru, Pp. 212-215. David Hunt Press, Milborne Port, Sherborne.
  • Pool, A. (2001). Theaceae. Pp 2443-48. In: W.D. Stevens, C. Ulloa Ulloa, A. Pool and O.M. Montiel (eds.) Flora de Nicaragua 3, Angiosperms (Pandanaceae-Zygophyllaceae) Missouri Botanical Garden Press, Missouri.
  • Prince, L.M. and Parks, C.L. (2001). Phylogenetic relationships of Theaceae inferred from chloroplast DNA sequence data. American Journal of Botany 88(12): 2309-2320.
  • Stevens, P. F. (2008). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 9 onwards.
  • Stevens, P.F., Dressler, S. and Weitzman, A.L. (2004)a. Ternstroemiaceae. Pp. 450-460. In: Kubitzki, K. (ed.).Families and genera of vascular plants. Vol. 6. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
  • Stevenson, D.W. and Stevenson, J.W.M. (2004). Ternstroemiaceae. Pp. 367-368. In: Smith, N., Mori, S.A., Henderson, A., Stevenson, D.W. and Heald, S.V. (eds). Flowering Plants of the Neotropics. The New York Botanical Garden, Princeton University Press, Princeton.

Trees of New Guinea

  • Barker, W.R. (1980). Taxonomic revisions in Theaceae in Papuasia: I. Gordonia, Ternstroemia, Adinandra and Archboldiodendron. Brunonia 3(1): 1–60.
  • Kobuski, C.E. (1940). Studies in Theaceae, V. The Theaceae of New Guinea. J. Arn. Arbor. 21: 134–162.
  • 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
  • Weitzman, A.L., Dressler, S., & Stevens, P.F. (2004). Ternstroemiaceae. In: K. Kubitzki (ed.), The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 6: 450–460. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Feb 24, 2015 Diwol; Kambira [SAN 139427] Malaysia K000606385 No
Feb 16, 2015 Du; Rattana [CB-VN 159] Cambodia K000606375 No


  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
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  • 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