Celastraceae

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Celastraceae
Oriental Staff Vine (Celastrus orbiculatus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Celastrales
Family: Celastraceae
R.Br.[1]
Subfamilies

Celastroideae
Hippocrateoideae
Salacioideae
Stackhousioideae[2]

Inflorescence of Gymnosporia senegalensis

Celastraceae (the staff vine or bittersweet family; syn. Canotiaceae, Chingithamnaceae, Euonymaceae, Goupiaceae, Lophopyxidaceae, and Siphonodontaceae in Cronquist system), is a family of about 90–100 genera and 1,300 species of vines, shrubs and small trees, belonging to the order Celastrales. The great majority of the genera are tropical, with only Celastrus (the staff vines), Euonymus (the spindles) and Maytenus widespread in temperate climates.

There are about 100 genera. Common names for some of them are as follows.

A complete list of the genera is given below.

Genera[edit]

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