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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Ericales
Familia: Cyrillaceae
Genera: Cliftonia - Cyrilla - Purdiaea


Cyrillaceae Lindl.


* Stevens, P. F. (2001 onwards). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 6, May 2005. [1]
* Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Vascular Plant Families and Genera[2]

Cyrillaceae is a small family of flowering plants in the order Ericales, native to warm temperate to tropical regions of the Americas. The family comprises two genera, each with a single species, Cyrilla racemiflora and Cliftonia monophylla.

In the past, many botanists included a third genus Purdiaea in the family, though recent research has shown this genus is better placed in the closely related family Clethraceae (Anderberg & Zhang 2002).


* Cyrillaceae in L. Watson and M.J. Dallwitz (1992 onwards). The families of flowering plants.
* Germplasm Resources Information Network: Cyrillaceae
* Anderberg, A. A. & Zhang, Z. (2002). Phylogenetic relationships of Cyrillaceae and Clethraceae (Ericales) with special emphasis on the genus Purdiaea. Organisms, Div. & Evol. 2: 127–137.

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