Malpighiales

The Malpighiales are a large order of flowering plants, included in the rosid group of dicotyledons. The following families are placed here:

  • Family Malpighiaceae (acerola family)
  • Family Peridiscaceae
  • Family Trigoniaceae
  • Family Dichapetalaceae
  • Family Euphroniaceae
  • Family Chrysobalanaceae
  • Family Balanopaceae
  • Family Violaceae (violet family)
  • Family Malesherbiaceae
  • Family Turneraceae
  • Family Passifloraceae (passion-flower family)
  • Family Achariaceae
  • Family Lacistemaceae
  • Family Goupiaceae
  • Family Lophopyxidaceae
  • Family Podostemaceae
  • Family Hypericaceae (St John's wort family)
  • Family Clusiaceae
  • Family Bonnetiaceae
  • Family Elatinaceae
  • Family Medusagynaceae
  • Family Ochnaceae
  • Family Quiinaceae
  • Family Caryocaraceae
  • Family Rhizophoraceae (mangrove family)
  • Family Erythryloxaceae (coca family)
  • Family Linaceae (flax family)
  • Family Ctenolophonaceae
  • Family Humiriaceae
  • Family Ixonanthaceae
  • Family Salicaceae (willow family)
  • Family Euphorbiaceae (spurge family)
  • Family Phyllanthaceae
  • Family Picodendraceae
  • Family Putranjivaceae
  • Family Pandaceae
  • Family Irvingiaceae

Under the older Cronquist system, these families were dispersed throughout a number of different orders, not all of which belonged to the Rosidae. The most notable of these are the Polygalales, Violales, Theales, Linales, and Euphorbiales.

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