Scientific name Elaeocarpaceae
Higher classification Malvales
|Lower classifications Elaeocarpus, Elaeocarpus sylvestris, Sloanea, Elaeocarpus ganitrus, Maqui|
Elaeaocarpaceae is a family of flowering plants. The family contains approximately 615 species of trees and shrubs in 12 genera. The largest genera are Elaeocarpus, with about 350 species, and Sloanea, with about 150.
The species of Elaeocarpaceae are mostly tropical and subtropical, with a few temperate-zone species. Most species are evergreen. They are found in Madagascar, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, and South America.
The plants are hermaphrodite or dioecious and bear flowers clustered in inflorescences.
A phylogeny of the family, based on DNA sequences was published in 2006.
Alkaloids Katavic 2005