Family  Celastraceae R. Br., nom. cons.

Family number: 235    Last Updated: 12-Jan-2017
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Number of accepted genera: 99
Type genus: Celastrus L.
Comments: dicot family

Complete list of genera


  1. Simmons, M. P. et al. 2008. Phylogeny of the Celastreae (Celastraceae) and the relationships of Catha edulis (qat) inferred from morphological characters and nuclear and plastid genes. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 48:745-757.
  2. Zhang, L.-B. & M. P. Simmons. 2006. Phylogeny and delimitation of the Celastrales inferred from nuclear and plastid genes. Syst. Bot. 31:122-137. URL:

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Synonyms for family:

Subfamilies and tribes for Celastraceae R. Br., nom. cons.:

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL:
Accessed 15 August 2020.