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Achatocarpus spp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Achatocarpaceae

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The Achatocarpaceae are a family of woody flowering plants consisting of two genera and ten species, and has been recognized by most taxonomists. The family is found from the southwestern United States south to tropical and subtropical South America.

The APG II system (2003; unchanged from the APG system of 1998) assigns it to the order Caryophyllales in the clade core eudicots. It forms a clade together with Amaranthaceae and Caryophyllaceae, two very large families.[3]



  1. ^ "Achatocarpaceae Heimerl, nom. cons.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2003-01-17. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Stevens, P. F. (June 2008). "Extant Seed Plants". Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Archived from the original on 6 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  4. ^ "Genera of Achatocarpaceae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 

External links[edit]

Data related to Achatocarpaceae at Wikispecies Media related to Achatocarpaceae at Wikimedia Commons