The Subfamily Celastroideae is a member of the Family Celastraceae. Here is the complete "parentage" of Celastroideae:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Plantae
Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae
Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants
- Phylum: Tracheophyta
Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina
- Phylum: Tracheophyta Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants
- Kingdom: Plantae Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
The Subfamily Celastroideae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Tribe (7): Cassineae · Celastreae · Euonymeae · Geranieae · Isopyreae · Lophopetaleae · Rhododendreae
- Genus (32): Acanthothamnus · Bhesa · Brexia · Canotia · Cassine · Catha · Celastrus · Crossopetalum · Elaeodendron · Euonymus · Geranium · Glyptopetalum · Gyminda · Gymnosporia · Kokoona · Lophopetalum · Maytenus · Microtropis · Monimopetalum · Mortonia · Myginda · Paxistima · Peripterygia · Plenckia · Pleurostylia · Polycardia · Ptelidium · Schaefferia · Siphonodon · Tripterygium · Wimmeria · Zinowiewia
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 2,443 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Subfamily Celastroideae.
Bhesa is a genus of in family Celastraceae. [more]
Canotia holacantha, also known as crucifixion thorn or simply canotia, is a shrub / small tree in the family Celastraceae, native to the deserts of the southwestern United States (south-central Arizona and southeastern California) and northwest Mexico (isolated locales in Baja California and Sonora). It is the only species in the genus Canotia. [more]
The staff vines, also known as staff trees or bittersweet, genus Celastrus, comprise about 30 species of shrubs and vines. They have a wide distribution in eastern Asia, Australasia, Africa and the Americas. [more]
Euonymus (), often called spindle or spindle tree, is a genus of flowering plants in the staff vine family, Celastraceae. It comprises about 170?180 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs and small trees. They are mostly native to East Asia, extending to the Himalayas, and they also have a distribution in Europe, Asia, Australasia, North America and Madagascar. [more]
Geranium is a genus of 422 species of flowering annual, biennial, and perennial plants that are commonly known as the cranesbills. It is found throughout the temperate regions of the world and the mountains of the tropics, but mostly in the eastern part of the Mediterranean region. The long, palmately cleft leaves are broadly circular in form. The flowers have 5 petals and are colored white, pink, purple or blue, often with distinctive veining. Geraniums will grow in any soil as long as it is not waterlogged. Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in summer, by seed, or by division in autumn or spring. [more]
Glyptopetalum is a genus of in family Celastraceae. [more]
Gyminda is a genus of in family Celastraceae. [more]
Gymnosporia is a genus of in family Celastraceae. [more]
Kokoona is a genus of in family Celastraceae. [more]
Lophopetalum is a genus of plant in family Celastraceae. [more]
Maytenus () is a genus of flowering plants in the staff vine family, Celastraceae. Members of the genus are distributed throughout Central and South America, Southeast Asia, Micronesia and Australasia, the Indian Ocean and Africa. They grow in a very wide variety of climates, from tropical to subpolar. [more]
Microtropis is a genus of in family Celastraceae. [more]
Mortonia is a small genus of flowering shrubs known as saddlebushes or mortonias. These are rough, hairy shrubs with leathery leaves and of fleshy white to purplish flowers. They bear nutlets containing 1 seed each. They are native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, where they are most abundant in dry regions. [more]
Schaefferia is a genus of flowering shrubs and small trees in the staff vine family, Celastraceae. The generic name honours German mycologist and clergyman Jacob Christian Sch?ffer (1718?1790). Members of the genus are found in the Neotropics. The plants are dioecious, with flowers that are unisexual by abortion. The flowers are usually clustered in the leaf axil, although they are solitary in some species. The calyx of the flowers has four lobes, and the corolla consists of four petals. The ovary consists of two locules; each locule has a single ovule which develops into a single seed. The fruit is a drupe. [more]
Siphonodon is a genus of in family Celastraceae. [more]
Tripterygium is a genus of plants in the Celastraceae family.T. wilfordii; (Chin. ???) pinyin: lei gong teng, sometimes called "Thunder God Vine," is used in Traditional Chinese medicine. [more]
Wimmeria is a genus of shrubs to small trees in the family Celastraceae. It is named after German botanist Christian Friedrich Heinrich Wimmer (1803?1868). [more]
Zinowiewia is a genus of in the family Celastraceae. [more]
At least 17 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Zinowiewia.
More info about the Genus Zinowiewia may be found here.
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