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Samydaceae is a family of tropical and subtropical woody plants, its best known genus being Casearia. It has always been of uncertain placement, in the past usually being submerged in the family Flacourtiaceae.

A 2002 paper included the Samydaceae in the family Salicaceae.[1] However, this placement has by no means been universally accepted.[2]


  1. ^ Mark W. Chase, Sue Zmarzty, M. Dolores Lledó, Kenneth J. Wurdack, Susan M. Swensen and Michael F. Fay (2002), "When in Doubt, Put It in Flacourtiaceae: A Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis Based on Plastid rbcL DNA Sequences", Kew Bulletin, 57 (1): 141–181, doi:10.2307/4110825 
  2. ^ Alford, Mac H. 2007. Samydaceae. Version 6 February 2007 (under construction). in The Tree of Life Web Project,

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