Ceratopetalum

Ceratopetalum

Ceratopetalum is a genus of nine species of shrub and tree in the family Cunoniaceae. They are found along the eastern coast of Australia and extend north to New Guinea. Two Australian species are among the best known, one being C. apetalum or coachwood, renowned as a timber tree, and C. gummiferum, the New South Wales Christmas bush, so named as it flowers in December.Selected species

Fossil evidence

Fossil evidence for Ceratopetalum species has been found in Eocene deposits in South Australia. Named fossil species include Ceratopetalum maslinensis and Ceratopetalum westermannii.

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