Aphloiaceae Takht. 1985, is a monogeneric family of flowering plants. It contains only one species Aphloia theiformis (Vahl) Benn., a species of evergreen shrubs or small trees occurring in East Africa, Madagascar, the Mascarene Islands and the Seychelles.
The genus Aphloia was described by Bennett in 1840 and included in Flacourtiaceae, where most classifications continued to include it until Takhtajan recognized its misplacement and created the new family Aphloiaceae in Violales to accommodate it. In 2003 the AGP II included Aphloiaceae in the Rosids without specifying an order. Matthews & Endress (2005) and Stevens (2006) include the family in an enlarged order Crossosomatales.
- Walter S. Judd and Richard G. Olmstead (2004). "A survey of tricolpate (eudicot) phylogenetic relationships". American Journal of Botany 91 (10): 1627?1644. doi:10.3732/ajb.91.10.1627. PMID 21652313. (full text )
- Matthews, M. L. and P. K. Endress. 2005. Comparative floral structure and systematics in Crossosomatales (Crossosomataceae, Stachyuraceae, Staphyleaceae, Aphloiaceae, Geissolomataceae, Ixerbaceae, Strasburgeriaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 147: 1-46 (abstract).
- Aphloiaceae in Stevens, P. F. (2001 onwards). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 7, May 2006.
- Aphloia in Flora of Zimbabwe (includes photo)
The Family Aphloiaceae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Genus (2): Aphloia · Neumannia
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 22 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Family Aphloiaceae.
Aphloiaceae Takht. 1985, is a monogeneric family of flowering plants. It contains only one species Aphloia theiformis (Vahl) Benn., a species of evergreen shrubs or small trees occurring in East Africa, Madagascar, the Mascarene Islands and the Seychelles. [more]
At least 12 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Neumannia.
More info about the Genus Neumannia may be found here.
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