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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Hydrangeaceae
Subfamilia: Hydrangeoideae
Tribus: Hydrangeeae
Genera: Broussaisia – Cardiandra – Decumaria – Deinanthe – Dichroa – Hydrangea – Pileostegia – Platycrater – Schizophragma


Hydrangeeae DC., Prodr. 4: 13. 1830.
Type genus: Hydrangea L.

Note: If the proposals put forward by De Smet et al., 2015, are accepted, all of the above genera will be subsumed into an expanded Hydrangea s.l. in order to avoid polyphyly.

De Candolle, A.P. (1830) Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 4: 13. BHL
De Smet, Y., Mendoza, C.G., Wamke, S., Goethebeur, P., & Samain, M.-S. 2015. Molecular phylogenetics and a new (infra)generic classification to alleviate polyphyly in tribe Hydrangeeae (Cornales: Hydrangeaceae). Taxon 64: 741–753. DOI: 10.12705/644.6 Full text PDF 2015. Hydrangeeae. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 Nov. 11.

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