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Kingdom  Plantae
Scientific name  Loasaceae
Rank  Family
Order  Cornales
Higher classification  Cornales
Loasaceae Nasa aequatoriana Loasaceae from Ecuador Megadiverso www Flickr
Lower classifications  Mentzelia, Loasa, Eucnide, Petalonyx, Mentzelia montana

Loasaceae is a family of 15–20 genera and about 200–260 species of flowering plants in the order Cornales, native to the Americas and Africa. Members of the family include annual, biennial and perennial herbaceous plants, and a few shrubs and small trees.


Loasaceae Laboratorio de Sistemtica de Plantas Vasculares Curso SPV


Loasaceae Flickriver jardinlautaret39s photos tagged with loasaceae

In the classification system of Dahlgren the Loasaceae were placed in the order Loasales in the superorder Loasiflorae (also called Loasanae). The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group system places them in the related order Cornales in the asterid clade.


Genera include:

Loasaceae Loasa tricolor Loasaceae image 29229 at PlantSystematicsorg
  • Aosa Weigend (sometimes included in Loasa)
  • Blumenbachia Schrad.
  • Caiophora C. Presl
  • Cevallia Lag.
  • Chichicaste Weigend (sometimes included in Loasa)
  • Eucnide Zucc.
  • Fuertesia Urb.
  • Gronovia L.
  • Huidobria Gay (sometimes included in Loasa)
  • Kissenia R. Br. ex Endl.
  • Klaprothia Kunth
  • Loasa Adans.
  • Mentzelia L.
  • Nasa Weigend (sometimes included in Loasa)
  • Petalonyx A. Gray
  • Plakothira Florence
  • Presliophytum (Urb. & Gilg) Weigend (sometimes included in Loasa)
  • Schismocarpus S. F. Blake
  • Scyphanthus Sweet
  • Xylopodia Weigend

  • Loasaceae Loasa tricolor Loasaceae image 29230 at PlantSystematicsorg
    Loasaceae httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
    Loasaceae Loasaceae plant family Britannicacom


    Loasaceae Wikipedia

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