|Common Names - Southern sassafrases||Synonyms -|
|Authority - R. Br.||Total Number of genera - 7|
|Gymnosperm or Angiosperm? - Angiosperm||Total Number of species - 14|
|Plant forms - Tree/Shrub|
|World Distribution - Temperate to tropical. Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Chile. Native to the southern hemisphere, with two species native to southern Chile and 12 species native to Australasia.|
|Comments - See Monimiaceae Wood harvested from this family is often used as timber commercially.|
|1 - Atherosperma.|
2 - Daphnandra.
3 - Doryphora.
4 - Dryadodaphne.
5 - Laurelia.
6 - Laureliopsis.