The Order Malpighiales is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Suborder (2): Ochnineae · Rutineae
- Family (29): Achariaceae · Balanopaceae · Bonnetiaceae · Caryocaraceae · Chrysobalanaceae · Ctenolophonaceae · Dichapetalaceae · Elatinaceae · Erythroxylaceae · Euphorbiaceae · Goupiaceae · Guttiferae · Humiriaceae · Hypericaceae · Irvingiaceae · Ixonanthaceae · Lacistemataceae · Linaceae · Lophopyxidaceae · M alpighiaceae · Ochnaceae · Pandaceae · Passifloraceae · Podostemaceae · Rafflesiaceae · Rhizophoraceae · Salicaceae · Trigoniaceae · Violaceae
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 46,688 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Order Malpighiales.
Balanops is a genus of flowering plants. The nine species are trees or shrubs, found in New Caledonia, Fiji and northern Queensland. [more]
Chrysobalanaceae is a family of trees, shrubs and flowering plants, consisting of 17 genera and about 460 species of that grows in the Tropics or is subtropical and common in the Americas. Some of the species contain silica in their bodies for rigidity and so the mesophyll often has sclerencymatous idioblasts The flower produces a fruit and the plant is commonly known as a coco plum. [more]
Dichapetalaceae is a family of flowering plants, consisting of 3 genera and about 165 species. Members of this family are trees, shrubs or lianas found in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. [more]
Elatinaceae is a family of flowering plants with 35-50 species in 2 genera: Elatine and Bergia. The Elatine are mostly aquatic herbs, and the Bergia are subshrubs to shrubs. Elatine species are widely distributed throughout the world from temperate to tropical zones, with its greatest diversity found in temperate zones. Bergia is found in temperate to tropical Eurasia and Africa, with two tropical and one tropical to temperate species in the Americas. The center for biodiversity of Bergia is the Old World tropics, and this is also the center for biodiversity for the family. Neither genus is found in arctic ecosystems. [more]
The Erythroxylaceae (or coca family) is a family of flowering trees and shrubs consisting of 4 genera and approximately 240 species. The four genera are Benth, Erythroxylum P. Br, Nectaropetalum Engl., and Pinacopodium (Hegnauer 1980, 279). [more]
Euphorbiaceae, the Spurge family are a large family of flowering plants with 300 genera and around 7,500 species. Most are herbs, but some, especially in the tropics, are also shrubs or trees. Some are succulent and resemble cacti. [more]
Humiriaceae (or, alternatively Houmiriaceae Juss.) is a family of evergreen flowering plants. It comprises 8 genera and about 50 species. [more]
Hypericaceae is a plant family in the order Malpighiales. Molecular data supports its monophyly. Some systematists treat it as a subfamily of the Clusiaceae. When it is accepted as a distinct family, it contains the following genera: [more]
Irvingiaceae is a family of flowering plants, consisting of 20 species in 3 genera. [more]
Ixonanthaceae is a family of woody flowering plants up to 90 m tall (Allantospermum borneense), consisting of about 30 species in 4 or 5 genera. [more]
Lacistemataceae is a family of flowering plants, consisting 2 genera, Lacistema Sw. (11 species) and Lozania Mutis ex Caldas (5 species). [more]
The Linaceae is a family of flowering plants. The family is cosmopolitan, and includes approximately 250 species. There are 14 genera, classified into two subfamilies: Linoideae and Hugonioideae (often recognized as a distinct family, the Hugoniaceae). Leaves of Linaceae are always simple; arrangement varies from alternate (most species) to opposite (in Sclerolinon and some Linum) or whorled (in some Hesperolinon and Linum). The hermaphroditic, flowers are pentameric, or very rarely tetrameric (e.g. Radiola linoides, Linum keniense). [more]
Malpighiaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order Malpighiales. It comprises approximately 75 genera and 1300 species, all of which are native to the tropics and subtropics. About 80% of the genera and 90% of the species occur in the New World (the Caribbean and the southernmost United States to Argentina) and the rest in the Old World (Africa, Madagascar, and Indomalaya to New Caledonia and the Philippines). [more]
The family Ochnaceae, or wild plane family, comprises mainly trees or shrubs, and more rarely herbaceous plants. Species of the Ochnaceae are found from subtropical to tropical regions. They are best represented in South America. The family has about 53 genera and 600 species. [more]
Passifloraceae is a family of flowering plants, containing about 530 species classified in around 27 genera. They include trees, shrubs, lianas and climbing plants, and are mostly found in tropical regions. [more]
The Podostemaceae (riverweed family) is a family in the order Malpighiales. It comprises about 50 genera and 250 species of more or less thalloid aquatic herbs. [more]
Rafflesiaceae is a family of parasitic plants found in east and southeast Asia, including Rafflesia arnoldii, the plant with the largest flower of all plants. The plants are endoparasites of vines in the genus Tetrastigma (Vitaceae) and lack stems, leaves, roots, and any photosynthetic tissue. Only the flowers emerge from the roots or lower stems of the host plants. [more]
Rhizophoraceae is a family constituted by tropical or subtropical flowering plants. Among the better known members are mangrove trees of the genus Rhizophora. There are around 149 species distributed in sixteen genera, most native to the Old World. [more]
Salicaceae or the willow family (although they contain more than just the willow genus, Salix) are a family of flowering plants. Recent genetic studies summarized by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG) has greatly expanded the circumscription of the family to contain 55 genera. [more]
Trigoniaceae is a family of flowering plants, consisting of 28 species in 4 genera. It is a tropical family found in Madagascar, Southeast Asia, Central and South America. [more]
Violaceae (alternatively Alsodeiaceae , Leoniaceae DC. and Retrosepalaceae Dulac) are a family of flowering plants consisting of about 800 species in 21 genera. It takes its name from the genus Viola, the violets and pansies. [more]
At least 6,039 species and subspecies belong to the Family Violaceae.
More info about the Family Violaceae may be found here.
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