Achariaceae

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Achariaceae
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Pangium edule
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Achariaceae
Harms[1]
Type genus
Acharia
Thunb.
Genera

Achariaceae is a family of flowering plants, formerly consisting of 6 species and 3 genera of herbs and shrubs endemic to southern Africa. The APG II system has greatly expanded the scope of the family by including many genera previously classified in Flacourtiaceae. Molecular data strongly support the inclusion of this family in the order Malpighiales. Embryological development shows similarities with Cucurbitales and Brassicales.

Gynocardia odorata, an evergreen tree from South Asia, formerly classified in Flacourtiaceae, but now included in this family

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013-07-06.