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Abrophyllum ornans Elvina Bay.JPG
Leaves and fruits of Abrophyllum ornans at Elvina Bay, Australia.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Rousseaceae

Rousseaceae is a plant family in the order Asterales containing trees and shrubs. The fruit is a berry or capsule. Leaves are simple, with toothed margins. Leaf stipules are not seen in this group.

The family contains three[1] or four genera[2] and twelve or thirteen species. From East Africa, New Guinea, New Zealand and Australia. Molecular analysis suggested that Abrophyllum, Cuttsia and Carpodetus were related to Roussea, not in the family Escalloniaceae.


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  2. ^ Floyd, A.G., Rainforest Trees of Mainland South-eastern Australia, Inkata Press 2008, ISBN 978-0-9589436-7-3 page 326