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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Berberidopsidales
Family: Berberidopsidaceae

Berberidopsidaceae is a family of flowering plants. Such a family has only recently been recognized by more than a few taxonomists: the plants involved have often been treated as belonging to family Flacourtiaceae.

The APG II system, of 2003 (unchanged from the APG system, of 1998), does recognize this family, unplaced as to order and merely assigned to the clade core eudicots. The family consists of one or two genera, Berberidopsis, with two species (B. beckleri and B. corallina) and Streptothamnus, with a single species (S. moorei).[2]

However, APG II mentions the possibility of recognizing an order Berberidopsidales, which would comprise the two families Aextoxicaceae and Berberidopsidaceae. The APG III system of 2009 formally recognized the order Berberidopsidales and placed Aextoxicaceae and Berberidopsidaceae in it.


  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 2013-07-06. 
  2. ^ 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. 

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