Hydrangeaceae

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Hydrangeaceae
Hydrangea macrophylla - Bigleaf hydrangea2.jpg
Hydrangea macrophylla
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Cornales
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Dumort.[1]
Genera

See text.

Synonyms

Kirengeshomaceae Nakai
Philadelphaceae Martinov[2]

Hydrangeaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order Cornales, with a wide distribution in Asia and North America, and locally in southeastern Europe.

Overview[edit]

In its broad sense (as treated by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group), the family includes 17 genera, but some botanists divide the family into two, with seven genera split off into a separate family, Philadelphaceae.

The genera are characterised by leaves in opposite pairs (rarely whorled or alternate), and regular, bisexual flowers with 4 (rarely 5-12) petals. The fruit is a capsule or berry containing several seeds, the seeds with a fleshy endosperm.

Genera[edit]

Subfamily Hydrangeoideae
Subfamily Jamesioideae

In addition, the genus Pottingeria is sometimes included in Hydrangeaceae, while others treat it in either Celastraceae, or in its own family Pottingeriaceae.

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. 
  2. ^ "Family: Hydrangeaceae Dumort., nom. cons.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2003-01-17. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  3. ^ "GRIN Genera of Hydrangeaceae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 

External links[edit]

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