Sterculia foetida
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae

Sterculioideae is a subfamily of the family Malvaceae[1][2] containing evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs.

A 2006 molecular study indicated the Sterculioideae was most likely to be a monophyletic group, and that it had four major clades within it. However, the relationships between the clades were not resolved.[3]

The clades consist of a:


  1. ^ "Angiosperm Phylogeny Website - Malvales". Missouri Botanical Garden.
  2. ^ "GRIN Taxonomy for Plants - Genera of Malvaceae subfam. Sterculioideae". United States Department of Agriculture.
  3. ^ Wilkie, Peter; Clark, Alexandra; Pennington, R. Toby; Cheek, Martin; Bayer, Clemens; Wilcock, Chris C. (2006). "Phylogenetic Relationships within the Subfamily Sterculioideae (Malvaceae/Sterculiaceae-Sterculieae) Using the Chloroplast Gene ndhF". Systematic Botany. 31 (1): 160–70. doi:10.1600/036364406775971714.