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FLACOURTIACEAE is a defunct family of flowering plants whose former members have been scattered to various families, mostly to Achariaceae , Samydaceae , and Salicaceae
Salicaceae
. It was so vaguely defined that hardly anything seemed out of place there and it became a dumping ground for odd and anomalous genera, gradually making the family even more heterogeneous. In 1975, Hermann Sleumer said " Flacourtiaceae
Flacourtiaceae
as a family is a fiction; only the tribes are homogeneous."

In Cronquist\'s classification , it included 89 genera and more than 800 living species. Of these, many, including the type genus Flacourtia , have now been transferred to the Salicaceae
Salicaceae
in the molecular phylogeny -based classification, known as the APG III system , established by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group . In the list below, Salicaceae
Salicaceae
is defined broadly. Some taxonomists would divide it into Salicaceae
Salicaceae
sensu stricto , Scyphostegiaceae , and Samydaceae . Genera formerly included in Flacourtiaceae
Flacourtiaceae
(current family in brackets)

* Abatia - (Salicaceae) * Aberia - (Salicaceae) * Aphaerema - (Salicaceae) * Azara - (Salicaceae) * Banara - (Salicaceae) * Bartholomaea - (Salicaceae) * Barteria - ( Passifloraceae
Passifloraceae
) * Bembicia - (Salicaceae) * Bennettiodendron - (Salicaceae) * Berberidopsis - ( Berberidopsidaceae ) * Buchnerodendron - ( Achariaceae ) * Byrsanthus - (Salicaceae) * Calantica - (Salicaceae) * Caloncoba - (Achariaceae) * Camptostylus - (Achariaceae) * Carrierea - (Salicaceae) * Casearia
Casearia
- (Salicaceae) * Chiangiodendron - (Achariaceae) * Dioncophyllum - ( Dioncophyllaceae ) * Dissomera - (Salicaceae) * Dovyalis
Dovyalis
- (Salicaceae) * Erythrospermum - (Achariaceae) * Euceraea - (Salicaceae)

* Flacourtia - (Salicaceae) * Gerrardina - (Gerrardinaceae ) * Gynocardia - (Achariaceae) * Hasseltia
Hasseltia
- (Salicaceae) * Hasseltiopsis - (Salicaceae) * Hecatostemon - (Salicaceae) * Hemiscolopia - (Salicaceae) * Homalium - (Salicaceae) * Hydnocarpus - (Achariaceae) * Idesia - (Salicaceae) * Itoa - (Salicaceae) * Kiggelaria - (Achariaceae) * Laetia - (Salicaceae) * Lasiochlamys - (Salicaceae) * Lindackeria - (Achariaceae) * Ludia - (Salicaceae) * Lunania - (Salicaceae) * Macrohasseltia - (Salicaceae) * Mocquerysia - (Salicaceae) * Neopringlea - (Salicaceae) * Neoptychocarpus - (Salicaceae) * Olmediella - (Salicaceae) * Oncoba - (Salicaceae)

* Ophiobotrys - (Salicaceae) * Osmelia - (Salicaceae) * Pangium - (Achariaceae) * Phyllobotryon - (Salicaceae) * Phylloclinium - (Salicaceae) * Pineda - (Salicaceae) * Pleuranthodendron - (Salicaceae) * Poliothyrsis - (Salicaceae) * Priamosia - (Salicaceae) * Prockia - (Salicaceae) * Pseudoscolopia - (Salicaceae) * Pseudosmelia - (Salicaceae) * Ryania - (Salicaceae) * Ryparosa - (Achariaceae) * Samyda - (Salicaceae) * Scolopia - (Salicaceae) * Tetrathylacium - (Salicaceae) * Tisonia - (Salicaceae) * Trichadenia - (Achariaceae) * Trimeria - (Salicaceae) * Xylosma
Xylosma
- (Salicaceae) * Xylotheca - (Achariaceae) * Zuelania - (Salicaceae)

REFERENCES

* ^ Chase, Mark W.; Sue Zmarzty; M. Dolores Lledó; Kenneth J. Wurdack; Susan M. Swensen; Michael F. Fay (2002). "When in doubt, put it in Flacourtiaceae: a molecular phylogenetic analysis based on plastid rbcL DNA sequences". Kew Bulletin. 57 (1): 141–181. JSTOR 4110825 . doi :10.2307/4110825 . * ^ Miller, Regis B. (1975). "Systematic anatomy of the xylem and comments on the relationships of Flacourtiaceae". Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. 56 (1): 79. * ^ Wurdack, Kenneth J.; Charles C. Davis (2009). "Malpighiales phylogenetics: Gaining ground on one of the most recalcitrant clades in the angiosperm tree of life". American Journal of Botany. 96 (8): 1551–1570. PMID 21628300 . doi :10.3732/ajb.0800207 . * ^ Alford, M. H. (2006). "Gerrardinaceae: a new family of African flowering plants unresolved among Brassicales, Huerteales, Malvales, and Sapindales". Taxon. 55 (4): 959–964. JSTOR
JSTOR
25065689 . doi :10.2307/25

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