Hamamelidales is the botanical name of an order of flowering plants. The Cronquist system (1981) included the order in subclass Hamamelidae with the :
- order Hamamelidales
Molecular systematic studies have suggested that these families are not closely related to each other and the APG II system (2003) assigns them to several different orders: Hamamelidaceae and Cercidiphyllaceae to Saxifragales, Eupteleaceae to Ranunculales, Platanaceae to Proteales, and Myrothamnaceae to Gunnerales.
The Order Hamamelidales is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Family (1): Altingiaceae
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 11 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Order Hamamelidales.
Altingiaceae, a small family of flowering plants in the order Saxifragales, are wind-pollinated trees that produce hard, woody fruits containing numerous seeds. The fruits have been studied in considerable detail. They naturally occur in Central America, Mexico, eastern North America, the eastern Mediterranean, China, and tropical Asia. They are often cultivated as ornamentals and many produce valuable wood. [more]
More info about the Family Altingiaceae may be found here.
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