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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Malvales
Familia: Muntingiaceae
Genera: Dicraspidia - Muntingia - Neotessmannia


Muntingiaceae C. Bayer, M.W. Chase & M.F. Fay


* Stevens, P. F. (2001 onwards). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 6, May 2005. [1]

Muntingiaceae is a family of flowering plants, belonging to the rosid order Malvales. It is a small family which consists of three monotypic genera: Dicraspidia, Muntingia and Neotessmannia. They are woody plants of the tropical regions of America. The older Cronquist System places these genera in the Tiliaceae family. The type species (Muntingia calabura) is widely introduced in tropical regions, because of its edible fruit.

External links

* Muntingiaceae in L. Watson and M.J. Dallwitz (1992 onwards). The families of flowering plants: descriptions, illustrations, identification, information retrieval. http://delta-intkey.com

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