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Melianthaceae
Flowers of Melianthus comosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Geraniales
Family: Melianthaceae
Bercht. & J. Presl.
Genera

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.

Classification

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)

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Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordines: Unassigned Eurosids I
Cladus: Unassigned Rosids
Ordo: Geraniales
Familia: Melianthaceae
Genera: Bersama - Greyia - Melianthus

Name

Melianthaceae Bercht. & J. Presl

References

  • Stevens, P. F. (2001 onwards). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 6, May 2005. [1]

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