|Common Names -||Synonyms -|
|Authority - Bercht. & Presl.||Total Number of genera - 2|
|Gymnosperm or Angiosperm? - Angiosperm||Total Number of species - 15|
|Plant forms - All aretrees, shrubs|
|World Distribution - tropical and S. Africa|
|Comments - All members of the Melianthaceae proper are trees or shrubs. Francoaceae Tthe Bridal wreaths) is sometimes included in the family, and consists of two monotypic genera found in Chile|
|1 - Bersama.|
2 - Greyia.
3 - Melianthus.
4 - Xerophyllum.