Cochlospermaceae

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Cochlospermaceae
Cochlospermum-vitifolium.jpg
Cochlospermum vitifolium in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Cochlospermaceae
Planch.
Genera

Amoreuxia
Cochlospermum

Cochlospermaceae are a family of two genera and 20-25 species of trees and shrubs. They occur widely throughout the tropical regions of the world, but are curiously absent from Malaysia. Most species in this family are mesophytic or xerophytic, growing primarily in drier climates.

Some authorities treat Cochlospermaceae as a synonym of Bixaceae. For example, the APG II system treats this as an optional segregate of Bixaceae.

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