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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Clethraceae
Genera: ClethraPurdiaea

Clethraceae Klotzsch, Linnaea 24(1): 12 (1851).
Primary references

Klotzsch, J.F. 1851. Studien über die natürliche Klasse Bicornes Linné. Linnaea 24: 1–88. BHL Reference page. : 24(1): 12.


Hassler, M. 2019. Clethraceae. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 October 16. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Clethraceae in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 October 16. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Clethraceae. Published online. Accessed: October 16 2019.
Tropicos.org 2019. Clethraceae. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 October 16.
Stevens, P.F. 2001 onwards. Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 14, July 2017 [and more or less continuously updated since]. Online. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. L. in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: Clethra.
Clethra L. – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
Clethra – Taxon details on National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

Vernacular names
català: Cletràcies
čeština: Jochovcovité
dansk: Konvalbusk-familien
Deutsch: Scheinellergewächse
English: Clethra family
eesti: Kletralised
suomi: Kletrakasvit
hornjoserbsce: Kletrowe rostliny
magyar: Gyöngyvirágfafélék
한국어: 매화오리나무과
lietuvių: Kletriniai
polski: Orszelinowate
русский: Клетровые
Tiếng Việt: Họ Sơn liễu
中文(简体): 山柳科, 桤叶树科
中文(繁體): 山柳科, 榿葉樹科

The Clethraceae are a small family of flowering plants in the order Ericales, composed of two genera, Clethra and Purdiaea, with approximately 75 species.[2] They are native to warm temperate to tropical regions of Asia and the Americas, with one species also on Madeira.

In the past, most botanists included only Clethra in the family, but recent research has shown Purdiaea, previously placed in the closely related family Cyrillaceae, is more closely allied to Clethra.[3]

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.
Christenhusz, M. J. M. & Byng, J. W. (2016). "The number of known plants species in the world and its annual increase". Phytotaxa. Magnolia Press. 261 (3): 201–217. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.261.3.1.
Anderberg, A.A.; Zhang, Z. (2002). "Phylogenetic relationships of Cyrillaceae and Clethraceae (Ericales) with special emphasis on the genus Purdiaea Planch". Organisms Diversity & Evolution. 2 (2): 127–137. doi:10.1078/1439-6092-00036.

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