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Families and groups treated for the APC

APC data are subject to continuous editing and updating as new information becomes available, and concepts may change over time. This is reflected in the 'APC Databased' column in the table below, which gives the month and year in which the information for the group was last updated. There is an unavoidable time lag in editing and entry of nomenclatural data for APC and its delivery via the website. As an interim measure, PDF files are presented for those groups for which the data has not yet been entered. Users are advised that PDF files will not be updated and will be removed once the group has been databased. The APC web query should then be used to obtain current information.

Family classification used by the Australian Plant Census is based on the classification presented by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group III (2009), which incorporates findings from both taxonomic and phylogenetic studies to circumscribe angiosperm orders and families. Fern classification is based on Smith et. al (2006), gymnosperm classification follows Mabberley (2008), as does the placement of genera within families. While these classifications form the basis for higher classification within APC, the system adopted by APC is slightly modified following input and agreement from all major Australian state and territory herbaria. (References)

Older family names are cross-referenced (in grey) to current APC families.

Full family translation tables: Genus to Family and Old-family to Genus to New-family

Family
APC databased
(latest update)
APC treated
& Interim PDF

Acanthaceae

Mar 2014

Aug 2006

Aceraceae
    see Sapindaceae

 

 

Achariaceae

Apr 2008

Dec 2005

Actinidiaceae

Nov 2008

Aug 2007

Adiantaceae
    see Pteridaceae

 

 

Adoxaceae

Feb 2010

Oct 2009

Agapanthaceae

Nov 2008

May 2006

Agavaceae
    see Asparagaceae
        Doryanthaceae
        Hemerocallidaceae

 

 

Aizoaceae

May 2014

Dec 2005

Akaniaceae

July 2006

Mar 2006

Alangiaceae
    see Cornaceae

 

 

Alismataceae

Apr 2014

Aug 2006

Alliaceae

Nov 2008

May 2006

Aloaceae
    see Asphodelaceae

 

 

Alseuosmiaceae

Mar 2014

Mar 2008

Alstroemeriaceae

Nov 2008

May 2006

Amaranthaceae

Mar 2014

May 2007

Amaryllidaceae

Mar 2014

May 2006

Anacardiaceae

Mar 2014

Mar 2006

Anarthriaceae

Nov 2010

Sept 2010

Annonaceae

Mar 2014

May 2006

Aphanopetalaceae

Mar 2009

Mar 2008

Apiaceae

Mar 2014

Sept 2011

Apocynaceae

Mar 2014

Apr 2006

Apodanthaceae

Feb 2009

Mar 2006

Aponogetonaceae

Sept 2007

Aug 2006

Aquifoliaceae

June 2006

Mar 2006

Araceae

Mar 2014

Aug 2006

Araliaceae

Mar 2014

Sept 2011

Araucariaceae

Mar 2014

Aug 2006

Arecaceae

Mar 2014

Aug 2006

Argophyllaceae

Apr 2006

Mar 2006

Aristolochiaceae

Oct 2006

May 2006

Asclepiadaceae
    see Apocynaceae

 

 

Asparagaceae

Mar 2014

May 2006

Asphodelaceae

Mar 2014

May 2006

Aspleniaceae

Aug 2008

Aug 2006

Asteliaceae

Nov 2008

May 2006

Asteraceae

Mar 2014

May 2011

Atherospermataceae

Aug 2006

May 2006

Athyriaceae
    see Woodsiaceae

 

 

Austrobaileyaceae

Aug 2006

May 2006

Avicenniaceae
    see Acanthaceae

 

 

Azollaceae
    see Salviniaceae

 

 

Balanopaceae

Sept 2005

Sept 2005

Balanophoraceae

May 2006

Mar 2006

Balsaminaceae

June 2010

June 2010

Basellaceae

Aug 2009

May 2007

Bataceae

June 2006

Dec 2005

Begoniaceae

Mar 2014

Apr 2008

Berberidaceae

May 2010

May 2006

Berberidopsidaceae

Apr 2008

Dec 2005

Betulaceae

Mar 2014

Sept 2005

Bignoniaceae

Mar 2014

June 2010

Bixaceae

Mar 2014

Dec 2005

Blandfordiaceae

Mar 2014

May 2006

Blechnaceae

Mar 2014

Aug 2006

Bombacaceae
    see Malvaceae

 

 

Boraginaceae

Mar 2014

Apr 2007

Boryaceae

Mar 2014

May 2006

Brassicaceae

Mar 2014

Dec 2005

Bromeliaceae

Aug 2006

May 2006

Brunoniaceae
    see Goodeniaceae

 

 

Burmanniaceae

June 2010

June 2010

Burseraceae

July 2006

Mar 2006

Byblidaceae

Feb 2009

Mar 2008

Cabombaceae

Oct 2006

May 2006

Cactaceae

Mar 2006

Dec 2005

Caesalpiniaceae
    see Fabaceae
        - Caesalpinioideae

 

 

Calceolariaceae

Jan 2011

Dec 2010

Callitrichaceae
    see Plantaginaceae
        - Callitriche only

 

 

Calycanthaceae

Aug 2006

May 2006

Campanulaceae

Mar 2014

Aug 2010

Campynemataceae

Nov 2008

May 2006

Cannabaceae

Apr 2008

Aug 2005

Cannaceae

Aug 2006

May 2006

Capparaceae

Mar 2014

Dec 2005

Caprifoliaceae

May 2014

Oct 2009

Cardiopteridaceae

June 2006

Mar 2006

Caricaceae

May 2006

Dec 2005

Caryophyllaceae

Mar 2014

May 2007

Casuarinaceae

Mar 2014

Sept 2005

Cecropiaceae
    see Urticaceae

 

 

Celastraceae

Mar 2014

Mar 2006

Centrolepidaceae

Mar 2014

June 2010

Cephalotaceae

Mar 2009

Mar 2008

Ceratophyllaceae

Oct 2006

May 2006

Chenopodiaceae

Mar 2014

Dec 2005

Chrysobalanaceae

Mar 2009

Mar 2008

Cistaceae

Apr 2006

Dec 2005

Cleomaceae

Aug 2011

Dec 2005

Clusiaceae

Nov 2008

Aug 2007

Colchicaceae

Mar 2014

May 2006

Combretaceae

Nov 2005

Sept 2005

Commelinaceae

Nov 2010

Sept 2010

Connaraceae

Dec 2010

Mar 2008

Convolvulaceae

Mar 2014

Aug 2006

Cornaceae

Apr 2006

Mar 2006

Corsicaceae

June 2010

June 2010

Corynocarpaceae

June 2006

Mar 2006

Costaceae

Mar 2014

May 2006

Crassulaceae

Mar 2014

Mar 2008

Cucurbitaceae

Mar 2014

Dec 2005

Culcitaceae
    see Dicksoniaceae

 

 

Cunoniaceae

Mar 2014

Mar 2008

Cupressaceae

Aug 2011

Aug 2006

Cuscutaceae
    see Convolvulaceae

 

 

Cyatheaceae

Aug 2008

Aug 2006

Cycadaceae

Mar 2014

Aug 2006

Cyperaceae

Feb 2014

May 2013

Cymodoceaceae

June 2008

Aug 2006

Dasypogonaceae

Mar 2014

May 2006

Datiscaceae

May 2006

Dec 2005

Davalliaceae

Oct 2008

Aug 2006

Davidsoniaceae
    see Cunoniaceae

 

 

Dennstaedtiaceae

Mar 2014

Aug 2006

Dichapetalaceae

June 2006

Mar 2006

Dicksoniaceae

Aug 2008

Aug 2006

Didiereaceae

Aug 2009

May 2007

Dilleniaceae

Mar 2014

Mar 2011

Dioscoreaceae

Nov 2006

May 2006

Dipsacaceae
    see Caprifoliaceae

 

 

Dipteridaceae

Aug 2008

Aug 2006

Doryanthaceae

Mar 2014

May 2006

Droseraceae

Mar 2014

Dec 2005

Dryopteridaceae

Dec 2010

Aug 2006

Ebenaceae

Mar 2014

June 2007

Ecdeiocoleaceae

Mar 2014

Sept 2010

Elaeagnaceae

Oct 2005

Sept 2005

Elaeocarpaceae

Mar 2014

Sept 2010

Elatinaceae

Nov 2008

Aug 2007

Emblingiaceae

June 2011

Mar 2011

Equisetaceae

June 2007

Aug 2006

Ericaceae

Mar 2014

Jan 2012

Eriocaulaceae

Aug 2010

June 2010

Erythroxylaceae

Nov 2008

Aug 2007

Escalloniaceae

Mar 2009

Mar 2008

Eucryphiaceae
    see Cunoniaceae

 

 

Euphorbiaceae
see also Putranjivaceae
             Phyllanthaceae
             Picrodenraceae

Mar 2014

Feb 2010

Eupomatiaceae

Aug 2006

May 2006

Fabaceae
    - Caesalpinioideae

Mar 2014

Dec 2005

Fabaceae
    - Faboideae

June 2012

Oct 2011

Fabaceae
    - Mimosoideae      

May 2014

Feb 2006

Fagaceae

Sept 2005

Sept 2005

Flacourtiaceae
   see Achariaceae
       Berberidopsidaceae
       Salicaceae

 

 

Flagellariaceae

Nov 2010

Sept 2010

Frankeniaceae

May 2006

Dec 2005

Fumariaceae
    see Papaveraceae

 

 

Gelsemiaceae

Nov 2008

Apr 2006

Gentianaceae

Mar 2014

Apr 2006

Geraniaceae

Mar 2014

Sept 2010

Gesneriaceae

Apr 2014

June 2010

Gleicheniaceae

Apr 2014

Aug 2006

Goodeniaceae

Apr 2014

Apr 2006

Grammitidaceae
    see Polypodiaceae

 

 

Griseliniaceae

Apr 2006

Mar 2006

Grossulariaceae

Mar 2009

Mar 2008

Gunneraceae

Sept 2005

Sept 2005

Gyrostemonaceae

July 2006

Dec 2005

Haemodoraceae

Apr 2014

May 2006

Haloragaceae

Apr 2014

Sept 2005

Hamamelidaceae

Aug 2005

Aug 2005

Hanguanaceae

Nov 2006

May 2006

Heliconiaceae

Feb 2009

Apr 2008

Hemerocallidaceae

Apr 2014

May 2006

Hernandiaceae

Oct 2006

May 2006

Himantandraceae

Aug 2006

May 2006

Hippocastanaceae
    see Sapindaceae

 

 

Hippocrateaceae
    see Celastraceae

 

 

Hydatellaceae

Aug 2011

May 2006

Hydrangeaceae

Mar 2009

Mar 2008

Hydrocharitaceae

Apr 2014

Aug 2006

Hydroleaceae

Aug 2007

Aug 2006

Hydrophyllaceae
    see Boraginaceae
         + Hydroleaceae

 

 

Hymenophyllaceae

Apr 2014

Aug 2006

Hypericaceae

Aug 2011

Aug 2007

Hypoxidaceae

Nov 2008

May 2006

Icacinaceae

June 2006

Mar 2006

Idiospermaceae
    see Calycanthaceae

 

 

Iridaceae

Apr 2014

May 2006

Isoetaceae

June 2007

Aug 2006

Juglandaceae

Apr 2014

Apr 2008

Juncaceae

Apr 2014

Apr 2010

Juncaginaceae

Apr 2014

Aug 2006

Lamiaceae

Apr 2014

Aug 2006

Lardizabalaceae

Feb 2009

Apr 2008

Lauraceae

Oct 2006

May 2006

Lecythidaceae

June 2007

Dec 2005

Lemnaceae
    see Araceae

 

 

Lentibulariaceae

Apr 2014

May 2009

Liliaceae

Nov 2008

May 2006

Limeaceae

Apr 2014

May 2007

Limnocharitaceae
    see Alismataceae

 

 

Linaceae

Nov 2008

Aug 2007

Linderniaceae

Aug 2011 

Dec 2010

Lindsaeaceae

Aug 2008

Aug 2006

Loganiaceae

Apr 2014

Apr 2006

Lomariopsidaceae

Oct 2008

Aug 2006

Loranthaceae

Apr 2014

Mar 2006

Luzuriagaceae

Nov 2008

May 2006

Lycopodiaceae

Apr 2014

Aug 2006

Lygodiaceae

Aug 2008

Aug 2006

Lythraceae

Apr 2014

Sept 2005

Malpighiaceae

Apr 2014

Mar 2011

Malvaceae

Apr 2014

Jan 2010

Marantaceae

Feb 2009

Apr 2008

Marattiaceae

Apr 2014

Aug 2006

Marsileaceae

Feb 2010

Aug 2006

Martyniaceae

Apr 2014

June 2010

Mayacaceae

Feb 2009

Apr 2008

Melastomataceae

Apr 2014

Sept 2005

Meliaceae

Apr 2014

May 2007

Melianthaceae

July 2006

Mar 2006

Menispermaceae

Apr 2014

May 2006

Menyanthaceae

May 2010

Aug 2006

Mimosaceae
    see Fabaceae
        - Mimosoideae

 

 

Molluginaceae

Aug 2009

May 2007

Monimiaceae

Apr 2014

May 2006

Moraceae

Apr 2014

Aug 2005

Moringaceae

June 2006

Dec 2005

Muntingiaceae

June 2010

June 2010

Musaceae

Aug 2006

May 2006

Myodocarpaceae

Aug 2011

June 2010

Myristicaceae

Aug 2006

May 2006

Myrsinaceae
    see Primulaceae

 

 

Myrtaceae    

Apr 2014

Aug 2006

Najadaceae
    see Hydrocharitaceae

 

 

Nelumbonaceae

Oct 2006

May 2006

Nepenthaceae

Apr 2008

Dec 2005

Neuradaceae

Mar 2009

Mar 2008

Nitrariaceae

July 2009

May 2007

Nothofagaceae

Sept 2005

Sept 2005

Nyctaginaceae

Feb 2006

Dec 2005

Nymphaeaceae

Apr 2014

May 2006

Ochnaceae

Nov 2008

Aug 2007

Olacaceae

Apr 2006

Mar 2006

Oleaceae

July 2010

Mar 2010

Oleandraceae

Oct 2008

Aug 2006

Onagraceae

Apr 2014

Sept 2005

Ophioglossaceae

Aug 2008

Aug 2006

Opiliaceae

Apr 2006

Mar 2006

Orobanchaceae

Dec 2010

Feb 2008

Osmundaceae

Aug 2008

Aug 2006

Oxalidaceae

Nov 2010

Sept 2010

Pandanaceae

Nov 2008

Aug 2006

Papaveraceae

Oct 2006

May 2006

Paracryphiaceae

Mar 2009

Mar 2006

Parkeriaceae
    see Pteridaceae

 

 

Passifloraceae

Apr 2014

Dec 2005

Paulowniaceae

Jan 2011  

Dec 2010

Pedaliaceae

June 2010

June 2010

Pennantiaceae

June 2006

Mar 2006

Petermanniaceae

Nov 2006

May 2006

Philydraceae

Aug 2006

May 2006

Phyrmaceae

Aug 2011 

Dec 2010

Phyllanthaceae

Apr 2014

Aug 2010

Phytolaccaceae

Feb 2006

Dec 2005

Picrodenraceae

Aug 2011

Aug 2010

Pinaceae

June 2007

Aug 2006

Piperaceae

Apr 2014

May 2006

Pittosporaceae

Apr 2014

Mar 2008

Plantaginaceae

Apr 2014

Nov 2008

Platanaceae

Oct 2006

Aug 2006

Platyzomataceae
    see Pteridaceae

 

 

Plumbaginaceae

Apr 2014

May 2007

Poaceae

Apr 2014

Sept 2009

Podocarpaceae

Aug 2011

Aug 2006

Podostemaceae

Feb 2010

Sept 2005

Polemoniaceae

Nov 2008

Aug 2006

Polygalaceae

Apr 2014

May 2011

Polygonaceae

Apr 2014

May 2007

Polypodiaceae

Aug 2011

Aug 2006

Pontederiaceae

Apr 2014

May 2006

Portulacaceae

Apr 2014

May 2007

Posidoniaceae

June 2008

Aug 2006

Potamogetonaceae

Apr 2014

Aug 2006

Primulaceae

Apr 2014

Mar 2008

Proteaceae

Apr 2014

Jan 2006

Psilotaceae

June 2007

Aug 2006

Pteridaceae

Aug 2008

Aug 2006

Punicaceae
    see Lythraceae

 

 

Putranjivaceae

Apr 2014

Oct 2010

Rafflesiaceae
    see Apodanthaceae

 

 

Ranunculaceae

Apr 2014

May 2006

Resedaceae

June 2006

Dec 2005

Restionaceae

Apr 2014

Sept 2010

Rhamnaceae

Apr 2014

Apr 2011

Rhizophoraceae

Apr 2014

Mar 2006

Ripogonaceae

Nov 2006

May 2006

Rubiaceae

July 2012

May 2011

Rosaceae

Apr 2014

Mar 2008

Ruppiaceae

June 2008

Aug 2006

Rutaceae

Apr 2014

May 2007

Salicaceae

May 2014

Dec 2005

Salviniaceae

Aug 2008

Aug 2006

Santalaceae

May 2014 2008

Mar 2006

Sapindaceae

May 2014

Mar 2006

Sapotaceae

Dec 2010

June 2007

Sarraceniaceae

Feb 2009

Apr 2008

Saxifragaceae

Mar 2009

Mar 2008

Schizaeaceae

Aug 2008

Aug 2006

Scrophulariaceae

May 2014

July 2011

Selaginellaceae

May 2014

Aug 2006

Simaroubaceae

Dec 2010

Mar 2006

Smilacaceae

Nov 2006

May 2006

Solanaceae

May 2014

Feb 2006

Sonneratiaceae
    see Lythraceae

 

 

Sparganiaceae

Aug 2006

May 2006

Sphenocleaceae

June 2010

June 2010

Stackhousiaceae
    see Celastraceae

 

 

Stangeriaceae
    see Zamiaceae

 

 

Stemonaceae

Nov 2006

May 2006

Sterculiaceae
     see Malvaceae

 

 

Stylidiaceae

May 2014

Apr 2011

Strelitziaceae

Aug 2006

May 2006

Surianaceae

Mar 2009

Mar 2008

Symplocaceae

Nov 2008

June 2007

Taccaceae

Nov 2006

May 2006

Tamaricaceae

Feb 2009

Dec 2005

Tecophilaeaceae

Nov 2008

May 2006

Tectariaceae

Oct 2008

Aug 2006

Tetrachondraceae

Feb 2009

Apr 2008

Theaceae

Nov 2008

Aug 2007

Thelypteridaceae

Aug 2008

Aug 2006

Thismiaceae

June 2010

June 2010

Thymelaeaceae

May 2014

Jan 2006

Tiliaceae
     see Malvaceae

   

Trimeniaceae

Aug 2006

May 2006

Triuridaceae

Dec 2010

Aug 2006

Tropaeolaceae

Nov 2010

Sept 2010

Turneraceae
    see Passifloraceae

 

 

Typhaceae

May 2014

May 2006

Ulmaceae

May 2014

Aug 2005

Urticaceae

Feb 2009

Sept 2005

Valerianaceae
    see Caprifoliaceae

 

 

Verbenaceae

May 2014

Aug 2006

Violaceae

Dec 2010

Dec 2005

Viscaceae
    see Santalaceae

 

 

Vittariaceae
    see Pteridaceae

 

 

Vitaceae

Mar 2011

Dec 2010

Winteraceae

May 2014

May 2006

Woodsiaceae

Oct 2008

Aug 2006

Xanthorrhoeaceae

Aug 2011

May 2006

Xyridaceae

May 2014

Aug 2010

Zamiaceae

May 2007

Aug 2006

Zannichelliaceae
   see Potamogetonaceae

 

 

Zingiberaceae

Aug 2006

May 2006

Zosteraceae

May 2010

Apr 2007

Zygophyllaceae

May 2014

May 2007

 

References for family classification

Angiosperm Phylogeny Group III (2009). An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 161: 105-121.

Mabberley, D.J. (2008). Mabberley's Plant Book, 3rd edn (Cambridge)

Smith, A.R., Pryer, K.M., Schuettpelz, E., Korall, P., Schneider, H., Wolf, P.G. (2006). A classification for extant ferns. Taxon 55: 705-731.


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