Cytinaceae

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Cytinaceae
Cytinus hypocistis06052003 1.JPG
Cytinus hypocistis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Cytinaceae
A.Rich.[1]
Genera

Cytinus
Bdallophytum

Cytinaceae is a family of parasitic flowering plants. It comprised two genera, Cytinus and Bdallophytum, totalling ten species.

These two genera were formerly placed in the family Rafflesiaceae, order Malpighiales. When they were separated into a new family, it was initially placed in Malpighiales, but it has since been recognised as belonging to order Malvales.

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.