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Centrolepis cuspidigera-LSoL.jpg
Centrolepis cuspidigera
Centrolepis fascicularis.jpg
Centrolepis fascicularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Centrolepidaceae


The Centrolepidaceae are a family of flowering plants. The botanical name has been recognized by most taxonomists.

The APG II system, of 2003 (unchanged from the APG system, 1998), also recognises such a family, and assigns it to the order Poales in the clade commelinids in the monocots.

The family is now regarded as containing three genera, Aphelia, Centrolepis, and Gaimardia,[2] with about 35 species total, found in Australia, New Zealand, southern South America and Southeast Asia.[3]


  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 2013-06-26. 
  2. ^ Cooke, D.A. (1998) Centrolepidaceae. In Kubitzki, K. (ed) Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 4: 106-109. (Springer Verlag: Berlin).
  3. ^ Ford, Kerry A. (2014). "Centrolepidaceae. In: Breitwieser, I.; Brownsey, P.J.; Heenan, P.B.; Wilton, A.D. Flora of New Zealand — Seed Plants. Fascicle 2.". http://www.nzflora.info/index.html. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln.  External link in |website= (help)

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