Cleomaceae Berchtold & J. Presl.
A family of ca. 18 genera and ca. 175 species, herbs, of mainly tropical and subtropical areas. The Cleomaceae is here circumscribed to include the members of the Capparaceae, subfamily Cleomoideae, following phylogenetic analyses which show this group to be a monophyletic clade more closely related to Brassicaceae than to the rest of Capparidaceae (Hall, Sytsma, & Iltis 2002). The generic classification is still uncertain and in flux (Patchell, Roalson, & Hall 2014; Roalson et al. 2015).
Ref: Christenhusz, Fay, & Byng (2018); Hall, Sytsma, & Iltis (2002); Judd, Sanders, & Donoghue (1994); Kers In Kubitzki & Bayer (2003); Patchell, Roalson, & Hall (2014); Roalson et al. (2015); Sanders & Judd (2000); Tucker & Vanderpool (2010) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2010). Show full citations.