Caldcluvia D.Don

Commemorating Alexander Caldcleugh who sent many plant specimens from Chile to England.

Trees. Leaves compound, pinnate; stipules prominent at first. Flowers small and numerous in terminal or axillary clusters. Sepals and petals 5. Stamens 10. Ovary superior, with 2 chambers. Fruit a capsule containing hairy seeds.

Grown for the attractive foliage, especially when young.

11 species from the Philippines to Australia and 1 species in S America.


Leaves palmate and mostly of 3 leaflets with hairy domatia below; seeds hairy.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Cunoniaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Oxalidales
family       Cunoniaceae
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