The Argophyllaceae is a family of shrubs or small trees belonging to the order Asterales.1] The family includes two genera Argophyllum and Corokia. Members of the family are native to eastern Australia, New Zealand, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia, and Rapa Iti.id="cite_ref-K.C3.A5rehedJ_0-2" class="reference">
The Family Argophyllaceae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Subfamily (4): Ericoideae · Faboideae · Rhododendroideae · Violoideae
- Tribe (3): Ericeae · Rhododendreae · Violeae
- Genus (2): Argophyllum · Corokia
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 73 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Family Argophyllaceae.
Argophyllum is a genus in the Argophyllaceae family comprising around eleven species of shrubs and small trees. They feature alternate, simple leaves, often silvery white underneath. Found in Australia and New Caledonia. [more]
Corokia is a in the Argophyllaceae family comprising about ten species native to New Zealand and one native to Australia. Corokia species are shrubs or small trees with zigzagging branches. In fact, corokia cotoneaster is commonly known as wire-netting bush. The stems of the shrubs are dark when mature, covered with downy or silky hairs (tomentum) when young. In spring, they produce clusters of small, star shaped yellow blossoms. Berries are red or yellow. The shrubs prefer forests and rocky areas, sun or light shade, reasonably well drained soil, and moderate watering. [more]
At least 53 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Corokia.
More info about the Genus Corokia may be found here.
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