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Achatocarpus spp.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Achatocarpaceae

The Achatocarpaceae are a family of woody flowering plants consisting of two genera and 11 known species,[3] and has been recognized by most taxonomists. The family is found from the southwestern United States south to tropical and subtropical South America.

The APG II system (2003; unchanged from the APG system of 1998) assigns it to the order Caryophyllales in the clade core eudicots. It forms a clade together with Amaranthaceae and Caryophyllaceae, two very large families.[4]



  1. ^ "Achatocarpaceae Heimerl, nom. cons". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2003-01-17. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Christenhusz, M. J. M.; Byng, J. W. (2016). "The number of known plants species in the world and its annual increase". Phytotaxa. Magnolia Press. 261 (3): 201–217. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.261.3.1. 
  4. ^ Stevens, P. F. (June 2008). "Extant Seed Plants". Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Archived from the original on 6 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  5. ^ "Genera of Achatocarpaceae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 

External links[edit]

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