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Quinchamalium chilense Molina.(pabloendemico).jpg
Quinchamalium chilense
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Santalales
Family: Schoepfiaceae

Schoepfiaceae is a family of flowering plants recognized in the APG III system of 2009.[1] The family has previously only been recognized by few taxonomists; the plants in question usually being assigned to family Olacaceae and Santalaceae.[2]

The genus Schoepfia is according to molecular studies more closely related to the families Misodendraceae and Loranthaceae, and to uphold the criteria of monophyly it must be excluded from Olacaceae. Further investigations have also shown that the South American genera Arjona and Quinchamalium (previously in the family Santalaceae) are part of this family.[3] Thus the family contains three genera comprising a total of 58 known species.[4]


  • Arjona Cavanilles (8 species) - temperate South America
  • Quinchamalium Molina (25 species) - temperate South America
  • Schoepfia Schreber (25 species) - temperate and tropical East Asia, tropical America


  1. ^ a b 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 Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ Stevens, P.F., "Schoepfiaceae", Angiosperm Phylogeny Website, retrieved 2013-08-14
  3. ^ Der Joshua P. & Nickrent Daniel L., 2008 A Molecular Phylogeny of Santalaceae (Santalales), Systematic Botany, Volume 33, Number 1, 3/2008, tr. 107-116(10)
  4. ^ Christenhusz, M. J. M., and 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.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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