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"Asteropeia" may also refer to a figure in Greek mythology, see Antinoe

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Asteropeiaceae
Takht. ex Reveal & Hoogland[1]
Genus: Asteropeia

Asteropeia is a genus of flowering plants. The genus contains 8 known species of shrubs and small trees, all endemic to Madagascar. It is the sole genus in family Asteropeiaceae. Members of the family are evergreen trees or shrubs.

Members of the family were separated from the Theaceae based on wood anatomy by the APG system, of 1998, and assigned to the order Caryophyllales in the clade core eudicots. The family consists of a single genus, Asteropeia, native to Madagascar.

According to the AP-Website it forms a clade together with the family Physenaceae (also of Madagascar).


  1. ^ 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, archived from the original on 2017-05-25, retrieved 2010-12-10

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