Plants Belonging To Schisandraceae

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Schisandraceae is the botanical name of a family of flowering plants. Such a family has been recognized by most taxonomists, at least for the past several decades. Before that, the plants concerned were assigned to family Magnoliaceae. The APG II system, of 2003, also recognizes such a family. It places the family in order Austrobaileyales, which in turn is accepted as being among the most basic lineages in the clade angiosperms. APG II assumes this to be a family of three genera, Schisandraceae sensu lato. This family consists of woody plants, containing essential oils. However, APG II does allow the option of segregating the genus Illicium as the family Illiciaceae. This leaves only two genera in this family, Schisandraceae sensu stricto. This consists of Schisandra and Kadsura, totalling several dozen species, found in tropical to temperate regions of East and Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. Wikipedia