Staphyleaceae

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Staphyleaceae
Staphylea colchica.jpg
Staphylea colchica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Crossosomatales
Family: Staphyleaceae
(DC.) Lindl.
Genera

Staphyleaceae is a small family of flowering plants in the order Crossosomatales, native to the Northern Hemisphere and also in South America. The largest genus Staphylea, which gives the family its name, contains the "bladdernut" trees. The family includes two genera with ca 45 known species.[1]

Excluded genera

These two genera, formerly placed here, are now included in the Tapisciaceae (Huerteales) as of the APG III system (2009).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ 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, retrieved 2010-12-10