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Lacistema pubescens.jpg
Lacistema pubescens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Lacistemataceae

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Lacistemataceae is a family of flowering plants. They are native to subtropical and tropical regions of the Americas.[2]

These are shrubs and small trees. They have alternately arranged leaves and mostly hermaphroditic flowers. Inflorescences are axillary and are arranged in either in catkins or in raceme or panicle arrays. Some species have sepals. There is one stamen, one style, and two stigmas. The fruit is a capsule containing one oily seed.[2]

There are 2 genera:[3]

  • Lacistema (11 species): Mexico to Argentina
  • Lozania (3 species): Costa Rica to Brazil


  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.
  2. ^ a b Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M. J. 1992 onwards. Lacistemataceae. The Families of Flowering Plants. Version: 16 February 2016.
  3. ^ Lacistemataceae. Neotropikey. Kew Gardens.