Muntingiaceae

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Muntingiaceae
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Muntingia calabura
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Muntingiaceae
C.Bayer, M.W.Chase & M.F.Fay[1]
Genera

Dicraspidia
Muntingia
Neotessmannia

The Muntingiaceae are a family of flowering plants, belonging to the rosid order Malvales. The family consists of three monotypic genera: Dicraspidia, Muntingia and Neotessmannia. They are woody plants of the tropical regions of America. The older Cronquist System places these genera in the Tiliaceae family. The type species (Muntingia calabura) is widely introduced in tropical regions, because of its edible fruit.

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. 

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