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Starr 980529-4195 Grewia occidentalis.jpg
Crossberry, Grewia occidentalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae

Sparrmanniaceae is a segregate plant family, containing plants which have more commonly been classified in Malvaceae or Tiliaceae. In the most recent proposed circumscription, that of Cheek ex Heywood et al.,[1] it corresponds to subfamily Grewioideae of the APG family Malvaceae.[2]


  1. ^ Heywood et al., Flowering Plant Families of the World (2007)
  2. ^ Kubitzki & Bayer, Families and Genera of Vascular Plants V (2005)