Strelitziaceae Hutch.

First published in Fam. Fl. Pl., Monocot. 72. 1934 [Oct 1934] (1934)nom. cons.
This family is accepted

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • APG IV (2016)


  • APG 2. (2003). An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 141: 399-436.
  • Andersson, L. (1998). Strelitziaceae. In: K. Kubitizki (ed.). The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants vol. 4, pp. 451-55. Springer-Verlag, New York.
  • Andersson, L. (2005). Strelitziaceae. In: Steyermark, J. A., Berry, P. E., Yatskievych, K. & Holst, B. K. (eds). Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Vol. 9, pp 281-283. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Dahlgren, R. M. T., Clifford & H. T., Yeo, P. F. (1985). The Families of the Monocotyledons: Structure, Evolution and Taxonomy, pp. 358-9. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
  • Kress, W. (1990). The phylogeny and classification of the Zingiberales. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 77(4): 698-721.
  • Kress, W. J. & Stone, D. E. (1993). Morphology and floral biology of Phenakospermum (Strelitziaceae), an arborescent herb of the Neotropics. Biotropica 25: 290-300.
  • Kress, W.J., Prince, L.M., Hahn, W.J. & Zimmer, E.A. (2001). Unravelling the evolutionary radiation of the families of the Zingiberales using morphological and molecular evidence. Systematic Biology 50(6): 926-944.
  • Maas, P.J.M. & Westra, L.Y.Th. (2005). Strelitziaceae. Neotropical Plant Families. 3rd ed., p. 101. A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G., Ruggell.
  • Seeberg, O. (2007). Strelitziaceae. In: Heywood, V.H., R.K. Brummitt, A. Culham & O. Seberg (eds). Flowering plant families of the world, pp.402-403. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Stevens, P. F. (2008). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 9 onwards.
  • Stevenson, D. W. & Stevenson, J. W. (2004). Strelitziaceae. In: Smith, N., Mori, S. A., Henderson, A., Stevenson, D. W. & Heald, S. V. (eds). Flowering Plants of the Neotropics. pp. 482-3. The New York Botanical Garden, Princeton University Press, Princeton.
  • Watson, L. and Dallwitz, M. J. (1992) onwards). The Families of Flowering Plants: Descriptions, Illustrations, Identification, and Information Retrieval. Version: 14th December (2000).


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    • Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.