The Family Ripogonaceae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Subfamily (1): Rhododendroideae
- Tribe (1): Rhododendreae
- Genus (1): Ripogonum
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 12 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Family Ripogonaceae.
Rhipogonaceae (sometimes Ripogonaceae) is the of a family of flowering plants. The family is confined to eastern Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea. Rhipogonaceae is composed entirely of woody vines in the genus Rhipogonum (sometimes Ripogonum). Until recently this family was included in Smilacaceae, and its separation has been a matter of some debate. However, both the APG system and APG II system do recognize such a family and place it in the order Liliales, and the clade monocots. It differs from the closely related Smilacaceae only in that Rhipogonaceae is a twining vine that lacks tendrils, its seeds contain starch, the flowers are hermaphroditic, and the five sided anthers are longer than the filaments. [more]
At least 12 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Ripogonum.
More info about the Genus Ripogonum may be found here.
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