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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Apiaceae
Subfamilia: Mackinlayoideae
Genera: ActinotusApiopetalumBrachysciasCentellaChlaenosciadiumMackinlayaMicropleuraPentapeltisSchoenolaenaXanthosia


Mackinlayoideae G.M.Plunkett & Lowry in J. S. African Bot. 70: 379. (2004)

Type genus: Mackinlaya F.Muell. Fragm. 4: 119. (1864)


Actinotaceae Konstantinova & Melikyan
Mackinlayaceae Doweld, Prosyllabus Tracheoph.: lii. 2001.

Primary references

Plunkett, G.M., Chandler, G.T., Lowry, P.P., Pinney, S.M., Sprenkle, T.S., Van Wyk, B.E. & Tilney, P.M. 2004. Recent advances in understanding Apiales with a revised classification. South African Journal of Botany 70(3): 371–381. DOI: 10.1016/S0254-6299(15)30220-9 Paywall ResearchGate. Reference page. p. 379.

Additional references

Chandler, G.T. & Plunkett, G.M. 2004. Evolution in Apiales: nuclear and chloroplast markers together in (almost) perfect harmony. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 144(1): 123–147. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2003.00247.x Reference page.
Clarkson, J.J., Zuntini, A.R., Maurin, O., Downie, S.R., Plunkett, G.M., Nicolas, A.N., Smith, J.F., Feist, M.A.E., Gutierrez, K., Malakasi, P. & Bailey, P. 2021. A higher‐level nuclear phylogenomic study of the carrot family (Apiaceae). American Journal of Botany 108(7): 1252-1269 DOI: 10.1002/ajb2.1701 Open access Reference page.
Doweld, A.B. 2001. Prosyllabus Tracheophytorum. Tentamen systematis plantarum vascularium (Tracheophyta) [Prosyllabus Tracheophytorum. Опыт системы сосудистых растений]. LXXX + 110 pp. Moscow: Geos. ISBN 5-89118-283-1. DJVU Reference page.
Liu, M., Plunkett, G.M., Van Wyk, B.E., Tilney, P.M. & Lowry II, P.P. 2012. The phylogenetic significance of the carpophore in Apiaceae. Annals of Botany 110(8): 1531–1543. DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcs204 Reference page.
Liu, M., Plunkett, G.M., Lowry II, P.P., Van Wyk, B.E., Tilney, P.M. & Nicolas, A.N. 2016. The phylogenetic significance of fruit and trichome structures in Apiaceae subfamily Mackinlayoideae. Systematic Botany 41(3): 685–699. DOI: 10.1600/036364416X692541 PDF Reference page.
Nicolas, A.N., & Plunkett, G.M. 2009. The demise of subfamily Hydrocotyloideae (Apiaceae) and the re-alignment of its genera across the entire order Apiales. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 53(1): 134–151. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.06.010 Paywall Reference page.


International Plant Names Index. 2018. Mackinlayoideae. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 14 2018.
Stevens, P.F. 2001 onwards. Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 14, July 2017 [and more or less continuously updated since]. Online. Reference page.
Data from National Center for Biotechnology Information

Mackinlayoideae is a subfamily of plants containing about 67 species in six genera. In the APG II system it was treated at family rank as Mackinlayaceae,[1] but since then it has been reclassified as a subfamily of Apiaceae.[2][3]

Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2003). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG II". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 141 (4): 399–436. doi:10.1046/j.1095-8339.2003.t01-1-00158.x.
Plunkett, G. M.; et al. (2004). "Recent advances in understanding Apiales and a revised classification". South African Journal of Botany. 70 (3): 371–381. doi:10.1016/S0254-6299(15)30220-9.
"Apiales". Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Retrieved 2009-02-05.

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