Cyrillaceae

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Cyrillaceae
CyrillaRacemosa.jpg
Cyrilla racemiflora in Myrtle Beach, SC
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Cyrillaceae
Lindl.[1]
Genera

Cliftonia
Cyrilla

The Cyrillaceae are a small family of flowering plants in the order Ericales, native to warm temperate to tropical regions of the Americas. The family comprises two genera, each with a single species, Cyrilla racemiflora and Cliftonia monophylla.

In the past, many botanists included a third genus, Purdiaea, in the family, though recent research has shown this genus is better placed in the closely related family Clethraceae. [2]

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". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society (PDF) 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. 
  2. ^ (Anderberg & Zhang 2002).