Plant Family


Sapindaceae

Family CN: Soapberry Family
Family Code: SAPIND
Family Parent: [in SAPINDALES]
Family Authority: A.L. de Jussieu 1789
Summary: A family of about 133-141 genera and 1465-1900 species, trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs, primarily of tropical (rarely temperate) regions of the Old World and New World. APG III (2009), Acevedo-Rodríguez et al. (2011), and others have recently included Hippocastanaceae and Aceraceae in the Sapindaceae; though Buerki et al. (2010) make a well-reasoned case for recognition of the segregate and monophyletic families Xanthoceraceae, Aceraceae, Hippocastanaceae, Sapindaceae, and as more diagnosable families with long traditional usage.
Reference: Acevedo-Rodríguez, van Welzen, Adema, and van der Ham in Kubitzki (2011); Buerki et al. (2009, 2010).
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