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The Order Chloranthales is a member of the Class Magnoliopsida. Here is the complete "parentage" of Chloranthales:

The Order Chloranthales is further organized into finer groupings including:


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Chloranthaceae () is the botanical name of a family of flowering plants. The family consists of four genera, totalling several dozen species, of herbaceous or woody plants occurring in Southeast Asia, the Pacific, Madagascar, Central & South America, and the West Indies. Members of this family are aromatic and have opposite, evergreen leaves with distinctive serrate margins and interpetiolar stipules (similar to the stipules found in family Rubiaceae). The flowers are inconspicuous, and arranged in inflorescences. Petals are absent in this family, and sometimes so are sepals. The flowers can be either hermaphrodite or of separate sexes. The fruit is drupe-like, consisting of one carpel. [more]

At least 181 species and subspecies belong to the Family Chloranthaceae.

More info about the Family Chloranthaceae may be found here.


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Last Revised: August 25, 2014
2014/08/25 15:43:11