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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Sphenocleaceae
Genus: Sphenoclea
Species: S. zeylanica

Sphenoclea Gaertn.

USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Sphenoclea in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Sphenoclea is a genus of succulent erect annual herbs. They occur in damp habitats throughout the tropics.

There are two species,[1] S. zeylanica and S. pongatium. The genus is placed alone in family Sphenocleaceae. The position of the family is somewhat uncertain; it is now usually placed in Solanales, but it has previously been placed in Asterales, especially near Campanulaceae, and there is some evidence to support this.

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.

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