Oxalidales are an order of flowering plants comprising six families that contain approximately 2000 species in 58 genera. Most Oxalidales are trees, shrubs or woody vines inhabiting the wet tropics, particularly on mountains, and warm temperate zones, especially in the southern hemisphere.

Keywords: angiosperms; plant systematics; classification

Figure 1.

Current hypothesis of evolutionary relationships among Oxalidales families.


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Bradford, Jason(Feb 2003) Oxalidales. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003719]