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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Grubbiaceae
Genus: Grubbia

Grubbiaceae Endl. ex Meisn., 1841

Type genus: Grubbia P.J.Bergius


Ophiraceae Arn., J. Bot (Hook.) 3: 266 (1841)

Primary references

Endlicher, S.L. , 1841. Plantarum Vascularium Genera : secundum ordines naturales digesta eorumque differentiae et affinitates tabulis diagnosticis expositae. 323; Comm. 239.

Additional references

Stevens, P. F. (2001 onwards). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 6, May 2005. [1]
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Vascular Plant Families and Genera[2]
APG IV (2016)


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Grubbiaceae in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Sep 29. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. Sep. Grubbiaceae. Published online. Accessed: 29 Sep. 2021. Grubbiaceae. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 29 Sep 2021.
Hassler, M. 2021. Grubbiaceae. 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. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Sep 29. Reference page.

Vernacular names
français: Grubbiacées
한국어: 그루비아과, 그룹비아과
മലയാളം: ഗ്രബ്ബീയസീ
русский: Груббия
中文: 愚人莓科

The Grubbiaceae are a family of flowering plants endemic to the Cape floristic region of South Africa.[2] The family includes five species of leathery-leaved shrubs in two genera, Grubbia and Strobilocarpus.[3] They are commonly known as sillyberry.[4]

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.
Andrew Millington; Mark Blumler; Udo Schickhoff (2011-09-22). The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography. SAGE Publications. pp. 143–. ISBN 978-1-4462-5445-5. Retrieved 2013-08-07. "The Cape Floristic Region in South Africa is comparatively rich in endemic flowering-plant families. Five families of angiosperms (Penaeaceae, Roridulaceae, Geissolomataceae, Grubbiaceae, and Lanariaceae) are endemic to that region ..."
L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz (2013-07-29). "Angiosperm families - Grubbiaceae Endl". Archived from the original on 2007-01-03. Retrieved 2013-08-07.[bare URL PDF]

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