Named (in manuscript by Banks and Solander ) for its resemblance to the African genus Cliffortia., Holotype: New Zealand. Dusky Bay, no date, ‘Mr. Menzies’ (K, image) (cited by Heenan and Smissen 2013, p. 13).
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Heenan, P.B.; Smissen, R.D. 2013: Revised circumscription of Nothofagus and recognition of the segregate genera Fuscospora, Lophozonia, and Trisyngyne (Nothofagaceae). Phytotaxa 146(1): 1–31.