Sterculioideae

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Sterculioideae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Genera

Sterculioideae is a subfamily of the Malvaceae family[1][2] containing evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs.

A 2006 molecular study indicated the Sterculioideae was most likely to be a monophyletic group, and that it had four major clades within it. However, the relationships between the clades were not resolved.[3]

The clades consist of a:

  • Heritiera clade comprising the genus Heritiera
  • Sterculia clade comprising the large genus Sterculia of Africa and Asia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Angiosperm Phylogeny Website - Malvales". Missouri Botanical Garden. 
  2. ^ "GRIN Taxonomy for Plants - Genera of Malvaceae subfam. Sterculioideae". United States Department of Agriculture. 
  3. ^ Wilkie, Peter; Clark, Alexandra; Pennington, R. Toby; Cheek, Martin; Bayer, Clemens; Wilcock, Chris C. (2006). "Phylogenetic Relationships within the Subfamily Sterculioideae (Malvaceae/Sterculiaceae-Sterculieae) Using the Chloroplast Gene ndhF". Systematic Botany 31 (1): 160–70. doi:10.1600/036364406775971714.