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: (2002). Cunoniaceae. In: . 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.