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Balanops australiana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Balanopaceae
Benth. & Hook.f.[1]
Genus: Balanops
  • Ternstroemiacearum Seem.
  • Trilocularia Schltr.
Balanops vieillardii line drawing

Balanops is a group of flowering plants described as a genus in 1871.[3][4] The nine species are trees or shrubs, found in New Caledonia, Fiji, Vanuatu, and northern Queensland.[5]

The genus by itself constitutes the family Balanopaceae (formerly the spelling Balanopsidaceae was also used). It is placed in the order Malpighiales and is related to Chrysobalanaceae, Dichapetalaceae, Euphroniaceae and Trigoniaceae.

List of species[edit]

  1. Balanops australiana - Queensland
  2. Balanops balansae - New Caledonia
  3. Balanops microstachya - New Caledonia
  4. Balanops oliviformis - New Caledonia
  5. Balanops pachyphylla - New Caledonia
  6. Balanops pancheri - New Caledonia
  7. Balanops pedicellata - Vanuatu, Fiji
  8. Balanops sparsifolia - New Caledonia
  9. Balanops vieillardii- New Caledonia


  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009), "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 161 (2): 105–121, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x, retrieved 2010-12-10 
  2. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Baillon, Henri Ernest. 1871. Adansonia 10: 117-119 in Latin
  4. ^ Tropicos, Balanops Baill.
  5. ^ Carlquist, S. (1980). Anatomy and systematics of Balanopaceae. Allertonia, 2(3), 191-246.