Chloranthaceae R.Br. ex Sims

First published in Bot. Mag. 48: ad t. 2190. 1820 [1 Nov 1820] (1820)nom. cons.
This family is accepted


Kew's Tree of Life Explorer

Discover the flowering plant tree of life and the genomic data used to build it.

View the Tree of Life

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • APG IV (2016)


  • Maas, P. J. M. & Westra, L. Y. Th. (2005). Neotropical Plant Families. 3rd ed. P. 106. A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G., Ruggell.
  • Moore et al. (2007). Using plastid genome-scale data to resolve enigmatic relationships among basal angiosperms PNAS: 104(49).
  • Todizia, C. A. (1988). Chloranthaceae: Hedyosmum. Flora Neotropica. Monograph 48. The New York Botanical Garden, New York.

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
  • Verdcourt, B. (1986). Chloranthaceae. Fl. Males., Ser. I, Spermat. 10: 123–144.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Briggs, M; Simbiak, V. [619] Indonesia K:SPC-67028.000 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
    • © Copyright 2023 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