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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Rapateaceae
Genera: AmphiphyllumCephalostemonDuckeaEpidryosGuacamayaKunhardtiaMarahuacaeaMaschalocephalusMonotremaPhelpsiellaPotarophytumRapateaSaxo-fridericiaSchoenocephaliumSpathanthusStegolepisWindsorina

Rapateaceae Dumort. Anal. Fam. Pl. 60, 62. (1829) nom. cons.

Type genus: Rapatea Aubl. Hist. Pl. Guiane 1: 305, pl. 118. (1775)


Dumortier, B.C.J. 1829. Analyse des Familles de Plantes, 60, 62.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2022. Rapateaceae in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Jan. 12. Reference page.
Givnish, T.J., Evans, T.M., Zjhra, M.L., Patterson, T.B., Berry, P.E., & Sytsma, K.J. (2000). Molecular evolution, adaptive radiation, and geographic diversification in the amphiatlantic family Rapateaceae: evidence from ndh F sequences and morphology. Evolution, 54(6), 1915-1937. DOI: 10.1554/0014-3820(2000)054[1915:MEARAG]2.0.CO;2 Full text PDF
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International Plant Names Index. 2013. Rapateaceae. Published online. Accessed: 16 Sept. 2013.
Friedrich A. Lohmueller: The Botanical System of the Plants[1]
Monteiro, R.F. 2011. Neotropical Rapateaceae. In: Milliken, W., Klitgård, B. & Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics. Web page
Stevenson, D.W., Colella, M. & Boom, B. 1998. Rapataceae. Flowering Plants. Monocotyledons: Alismatanae and Commelinanae (except Gramineae) 415-424. 2013. Rapateaceae. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 16 Sept. 2013.

Vernacular names
русский: Рапатеевые
中文: 泽蔺花科

The Rapateaceae are a family of flowering plants. The botanical name has been recognized by most taxonomists.

The APG II system of 2003 also recognizes this family, and assigns it to the order Poales in the clade commelinids, in the monocots. This represents a slight change from the APG system, 1998, which left the family unplaced as to order, but placed it in the same clade (although it used the spelling "commelinoids"). The family is divided into 16 genera with a total of about 94 known species,[2] found in tropical South America and tropical west Africa.

The Cronquist system of 1981 also recognized this family and placed it in the order Commelinales in the subclass Commelinidae in class Liliopsida in division Magnoliophyta.

Amphiphyllum Gleason
Cephalostemon R.H.Schomb.
Duckea Maguire
Epidryos Maguire
Guacamaya Maguire
Kunhardtia Maguire
Marahuacaea Maguire
Maschalocephalus Gilg & K.Schum.
Monotrema Korn.
Phelpsiella Maguire
Potarophytum Sandwith
Rapatea Aubl.
Saxo-fridericia R.H. Schomb.
Schoenocephalium Seub.
Spathanthus Desv.
Stegolepis Klotzsch ex Korn.
Windsorina Gleason


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