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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Zygophyllales
Familia: Krameriaceae - Zygophyllaceae

Name

Zygophyllales Chalk.

Synonymy

* Balanitales C.Y.Wu
* Zygophyllanae Doweld

The Zygophyllales are an order of dicotyledon plants, comprising the following two families:

* Family Zygophyllaceae
* Family Krameriaceae

According to the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (AGP II) both families are unplaced to order, but nevertheless included in the Eurosids I. The APG III system of 2009, however, recognized this order. Even if the monogeneric family Krameriaceae shares little common traits with the family Zygophyllaceae, researchers see little advantage in keeping it as a separate family (e.g. Sheahan and Chase). The name Zygophyllales can be used if one finds it appropriate to place both families into an order.

Under the Cronquist system, the Zygophyllaceae were included within the Sapindales, and the Krameriaceae within the Polygalales.

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