Escallonia rubra var. macrantha
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Escalloniales
Family: Escalloniaceae
R.Br. ex Dumort.[1][2]

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Escalloniaceae is a family of flowering plants consisting of about 130 species in eight genera. In the APG II system it is one of eight families in the euasterids II clade (campanulids) that are unplaced as to order. More recent research has provided evidence that two of those families, Eremosynaceae and Tribelaceae, arose from within Escalloniaceae; the Angiosperm Phylogeny Website therefore merges these two families into Escalloniaceae, and also places the family alone in order Escalloniales.[3]


As of 11 November 2023 , Plants of the World Online recognises eight genera in this family, as follows:[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Escalloniaceae R.Br. ex Dumort". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2023. Retrieved 11 November 2023.
  2. ^ a b Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x.
  3. ^ Stevens, P (2001). "Angiosperm Phylogeny Website". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2010-10-21.