|Flowers of Melianthus comosus|
Bercht. & J. Presl.
The Melianthaceae is a family of flowering plants. The APG II system includes them within the rosid clade. All members of the Melianthaceae proper are trees or shrubs found in tropical and southern Africa. Francoaceae (the Bridal wreaths) is sometimes included in the family, and consists of two monotypic genera found in Chile.
The family Greyiaceae is merged into the Melianthaceae in the APG II system; Francoaceae is optionally included within the Melianthaceae.
Melianthaceae sensu stricto
Greyiaceae (included in Melianthaceae)
Francoaceae (sometimes included, sometimes a separate family)
Classification System: APG II (down to family level)
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordines: Unassigned Eurosids I
Cladus: Unassigned Rosids
Genera: Bersama - Greyia - Melianthus