Escalloniaceae

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Escalloniaceae
Starr 050817-3953 Escallonia rubra var. macrantha.jpg
Escallonia rubra var. macrantha
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Escalloniales
Martius[1]
Family: Escalloniaceae
R.Br. ex Dumort.[1]
Genera

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Escalloniaceae is a family of flowering plants comprising about 130 species in seven genera. In the APG II system it is one of eight families in the euasterids II clade (campanulids) that are unplaced as to order. More recent research has provided evidence that two of those families, Eremosynaceae and Tribelaceae, arose from within Escalloniaceae; the Angiosperm Phylogeny Website therefore merges these two families into Escalloniaceae, and also places the family alone in order Escalloniales.[2]

Genera:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. 
  2. ^ Stevens, P (2001 onwards). "Angiosperm Phylogeny Website". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  3. ^ Lundberg, J (2001). "Phylogenetic Studies in the Euasterids II: with Particular Reference to Asterales and Escalloniaceae". Uppsala university.