A family of trees and shrubs in which the leaves are simple, alternate, dotted with glands, and without stipules. The flowers have many free parts. The wood is without vessels. Winteraceae are the southern hemisphere counterpart to the Magnoliaceae. There are 5 genera, with about 60 species, occurring from Borneo to the Pacific islands and Australasia, and also in S. America.
Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.