Theophrastaceae

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Theophrastaceae was a small family of flowering plants, no longer recognized in recent classifications. As previously circumscribed, the family consisted of seven genera and 95 species of trees or shrubs, native to tropical regions of the Americas.

The APG II system placed this family in the order Ericales, a basal group in the asterids. APG II also included the additional genus Samolus, with about 15 additional species, vastly increasing the area of distribution.[1] The 2009 APG III system includes the family within an enlarged Primulaceae (sensu lato).[2]





Theophrasta



Neomezia




Clavija





Jacquinia




Deherainia



Votschia



Bonellia





Phylogeny of the Theophrastaceae according to Ståhl (2010).

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  1. ^ 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. ISSN 0024-4074. 
  2. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. ISSN 0024-4074. 

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