A family of about 31 genera and 1100 species, herbs, shrubs, lianas, and trees, cosmopolitan in distribution, but especially diverse in the tropics.
Ref: Ballard (in prep.); Ballard, Burwell, & Lockhart (2020) In Weakley et al. (2020); Ballard, de Paula-Souza, & Wahlert in Kubitzki (2014). Key adapted, in part, from Ballard (1992) and Ballard & Wujek (1994); Little & McKinney (2015a) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2015); McKinney & Russell (2002); Paula-Souza & Ballard (2014); Wahlert et al. (2014). Show full citations.