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Malpighiales

  1. Petra Hoffmann

Published Online: 28 MAY 2003

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003717

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How to Cite

Hoffmann, P. 2003. Malpighiales. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAY 2003

Abstract

The order Malpighiales belongs to the eurosid I clade of the eudicots in the angiosperms (flowering plants). It contains about 30 to 40 plant families (depending on the taxonomic concept adopted), c.725 genera and 16 000 to 17 000 species.

Keywords:

  • botany;
  • angiosperms;
  • eurosid I clade;
  • systematics;
  • evolution