Family  Parnassiaceae Martinov, nom. cons.

Synonym of Celastraceae R. Br., nom. cons.

Family number: 824    Last Updated: 12-Jan-2017
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Number of accepted genera: 0
Type genus: Parnassia 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. Note: resolved as sister group to Celastraceae

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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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 17 February 2020.