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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Ecdeiocoleaceae
D.F.Cutler & Airy Shaw,[1]


The Ecdeiocoleaceae are a family of flowering plants. The botanical name has rarely been recognized by taxonomists.

The APG II system, in 2003 (unchanged from the APG system, 1998), does recognize such a family, and assigns it to the order Poales in the clade commelinids, in the monocots. Two species in separate genera Ecdeiocolea and Georgeantha, both found in Southwest Australia, have been described to date. A third and hitherto undescribed species is being studied.[2]


  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 2013-06-26. 
  2. ^ Briggs, Barbara. "A new close relative of the grasses - the third species of Ecdeiocoleaceae". Retrieved 10 August 2010. 

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