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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Alseuosmiaceae
Genera: AlsenosmiaCrispilobaPeriomphale – Platyspermation – Wittsteinia


Alseuosmiaceae Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. 18(2): 249. (1965)

Type genus: Alseuosmia A.Cunn., Ann. Nat. Hist. 2(9): 209. (1838)

Platyspermatiaceae Doweld, Prosyllabus Tracheoph.: liv. (2001)

Native distribution areas:

New Guinea
Queensland, Victoria
New Zealand
New Zealand North Island, South Island
Southwestern Pacific
New Caledonia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Airy Shaw, H.K., 1965. Diagnoses of New Families, New Names, Etc., for the Seventh Edition of Willis's 'Dictionary'. Kew Bulletin 18(2): 249-273. DOI: 10.2307/4109246 Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Alseuosmiaceae in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Nov. 28. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Alseuosmiaceae. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 28 2020.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Alseuosmiaceae. .
Stevens, P.F. 2001 onwards. Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 14, July 2017 [and more or less continuously updated since]. Online. Reference page.

Vernacular names
日本語: アルセウオスミア科
русский: Альсевозмиевые
中文: 岛海桐科

Alseuosmiaceae is a plant family[1] of the order Asterales found in Australia, New Caledonia, and New Zealand.

They are shrubs with leaves arranged in spirals or whorls about the stem. The flowers are solitary or borne in raceme or fascicle inflorescences. Some species have fragrant flowers. The flower corolla is urn-shaped or funnel-shaped with 4 to 7 lobes. There are 4 to 7 stamens and one style tipped with a two-lobed stigma. The fruit is a fleshy berry.[2]

There are 11 species divided among 5 genera:[2]



"Alseuosmiaceae". The Plant List. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
Watson, L. and M. J. Dallwitz. 1992 onwards. Alseuosmiaceae Airy Shaw. Archived 2013-09-06 at the Wayback Machine The Families of Flowering Plants. Version: 19 August 2013.

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