Asteropeiaceae is the botanical name for a family of flowering plants. Such a family has been recognized by very few taxonomists.
The APG II system, of 2003 (unchanged from the APG system, of 1998) does recognize such a family and assigns it to the order Caryophyllales in the clade core eudicots. The family exists of a single genus only: Asteropeia, found in Madagascar. According to the AP-Website it forms a clade together with the family Physenaceae (also of Madagascar).
- Asteropeiaceae in L. Watson and M.J. Dallwitz (1992 onwards).
- The families of flowering plants descriptions, illustrations, identification, information retrieval. Version: 30 May 2006.
- links at CSDL
- NCBI Taxonomy Browser
- photographs of Asteropeia (Missouri Botanic Garden)
The Family Asteropeiaceae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Genus (2): Asteropeia · Rhodoclada
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 12 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Family Asteropeiaceae.
Asteropeia is a genus of flowering plants. The genus contains seven species of shrubs and small trees, all native to Madagascar. It is the sole genus in family Asteropeiaceae. [more]
More info about the Genus Rhodoclada may be found here.
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