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Saxifragales

(Order)

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Taxonomy

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

The Order Saxifragales is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Cercidiphyllaceae

Cercidiphyllum is a genus containing two species of plants, both commonly called Katsura. They are the sole members of the monotypic family Cercidiphyllaceae. The genus is native to Japan and China. [more]

Crassulaceae

Crassulaceae, or the orpine family, are a family of dicotyledons. They store water in their succulent leaves. They are found worldwide, but mostly occur in the Northern Hemisphere and southern Africa, typically in dry and/or cold areas where water may be scarce. The family includes about 1,400 species in 33 genera. [more]

Cynomoriaceae

Herbs perennial, parasitic, reddish brown, without chloropyll, monoecious, rarely polygamous. Root fleshy. Stem simple or branched, cylindric. Leaves spiral, scalelike, caducous. Flowers densely gathered into a terminal, spadix, minute. Perianth lobes (1-) 4-6(-8) . Stamen 1. Ovary inferior, 1-loculed; ovule 1, pendulous; style simple, reduced to a nectary in male flowers. Fruit a nutlet.[1] [more]

Daphniphyllaceae

Daphniphyllum is a genus of flowering plants in the family Daphniphyllaceae, including about 25 species, all evergreen shrubs and trees native to east and southeast Asia. In older classifications the genus was treated in the family Euphorbiaceae. [more]

Eremosynaceae

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Grossulariaceae

Ribes is a genus of about 150 species of flowering plants native throughout the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It is usually treated as the only genus in the family Grossulariaceae. Seven subgenera are recognized. [more]

Haloragaceae

Haloragaceae (the watermilfoil family) is a dicotyledon flowering plant family in the order Saxifragales, based on the phylogenetic APG III system. In the Cronquist system, it was included in the order Haloragales. [more]

Hamamelidaceae

The Hamamelidaceae, commonly referred to as the witch-hazel family, is a family of flowering plants in the order Saxifragales. The clade consists of shrubs and small trees positioned within the woody clade of the core Saxifragales. The earlier Cronquist system recognized Hamamelidaceae in the Hamamelidales order. [more]

Iteaceae

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Medusandraceae

Medusandra is a genus of flowering plants in the family Peridiscaceae. It has two species, and Medusandra mpomiana. M. richardsiana is the most common and well known. Both species are native to Cameroon and adjacent countries. [more]

Paeoniaceae

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Penthoraceae

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Peridiscaceae

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Pterostemonaceae

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Saxifragaceae

Saxifragaceae is a plant family with about 460 known species in 36 genera. In Europe there are 12 genera. [more]

Tetracarpaeaceae

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Vahliaceae

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At least 36 species and subspecies belong to the Family Vahliaceae.

More info about the Family Vahliaceae may be found here.

Bibliography

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Footnotes

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  1. Jiarui Chen & Michele Funston "Cynomoriaceae". in Flora of China Vol. 13 Page 434. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at EFloras.org.

Sources

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Last Revised: August 25, 2014
2014/08/25 15:51:50