Torricelliaceae

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Torricelliaceae
Toricellia angulata var. intermedia - Kunming Botanical Garden - DSC02765.JPG
Toricellia angulata var. intermedia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Torricelliaceae
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Genera

Aralidium
Melanophylla
Torricellia

The Torricelliaceae are a family of trees native to Madagascar and southwest Asia. It contains three genera, Aralidium, Melanophylla and Torricellia. Under the APG II system, each of these genera was placed in its own family, but with the proviso that "Some of the families are monogeneric and could possibly be merged when well-supported sister-group relationships have been established."[1] Such a relationship was established for these three genera in 2004.[2][3] In the APG III system, these three genera constitute the family Torricelliaceae. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2003). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG II". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 141 (4): 399–436. doi:10.1046/j.1095-8339.2003.t01-1-00158.x. 
  2. ^ Plunkett, G. M.; et al. (2004). "Recent advances in understanding Apiales and a revised classification". South African Journal of Botany. 70 (3): 371–381. 
  3. ^ "Apiales". Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  4. ^ 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.

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