Paracryphiaceae

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Paracryphiaceae
Quintinia sieberi - Grose Valley.JPG
Quintinia sieberi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Paracryphiales
Family: Paracryphiaceae
Airy Shaw[1]
Genera

Paracryphia
Quintinia
Sphenostemon

The Paracryphiaceae are a family of woody shrubs and trees native to Australia, southeast Asia, and New Caledonia. Under the APG II system, this family contains two genera: the monotypic Paracryphia, endemic to New Caledonia; and Quintinia, with 25 species in the Philippines, New Guinea, the east coast of Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. It is placed in the euasterids II (campanulids) clade, but unplaced as to order.[2]

More recent research suggests a relationship between Sphenostemon and Paracryphia, and therefore the Angiosperm Phylogeny Website recommends the former genus be included in Paracryphiaceae. This site also treats this family as comprising the order Paracryphiales[3] which is distinguished by the APG III system, too.

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 2013-06-26. 
  2. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2003). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG II". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 141 (4): 399–436. doi:10.1046/j.1095-8339.2003.t01-1-00158.x. 
  3. ^ Mobot.org