Genera 4, species 13 (1 in the flora).
The genera in Ximeniaceae other than Ximenia are monospecific. The association of these four genera was first recognized by L. van den Oever (1984) following wood anatomical studies. This clade was also recovered in a cladistic analysis of 80 micro- and macromorphologic characters (V. Malécot et al. 2004). Members of Ximeniaceae share several anatomical features as well as umbellate inflorescences, 4-merous flowers, stamens in two whorls, and lipid-rich fruits. A clade containing three of the four genera was strongly supported in the molecular phylogenetic analysis by Malécot and D. L. Nickrent (2008) and this group was recognized as a family by Nickrent et al. (2010).
|Author||Daniel L. Nickrent +|
|Common name||Hog Plum Family +|
|Distribution||Nearly worldwide. +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
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|Taxon family||Ximeniaceae +|
|Taxon name||Ximeniaceae +|
|Taxon rank||family +|
|Volume||Volume 12 +|