name = Hamamelidaceae

image_width = 245px
image_caption = Flowers of Fothergilla major (Witch alder)
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
ordo = Saxifragales
familia = Hamamelidaceae
familia_authority = R. Brown
subdivision_ranks = Genera
subdivision = See text.

The Hamamelidaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order Saxifragales, including 27 genera and about 80-90 species, all shrubs and small trees. In older classifications such as the Cronquist system, the family was treated in a separate order Hamamelidales.

*"Corylopsis" (Winter-hazel; about 30 species; east Asia)
*"Disanthus" (1 species; east Asia)
*"Distylium" (about 10 species; east Asia, Himalayas)
*"Exbucklandia" (1 species; southeast Asia)
*"Fortunearia" (1 species; eastern China)
*"Fothergilla" (Fothergilla; 3 species; southeastern U.S.)
*"Hamamelis" (Witch-hazel; 4 species; eastern North America, east Asia)
*"Loropetalum" (2 species; east Asia)
*"Parrotia" (Persian Ironwood; 1 species; Alborz Mountains of southwest Asia)
*"Parrotiopsis" (1 species; Himalaya)
*"Rhodoleia" (about 7 species; southeast Asia)
*"Sinowilsonia" (1 species; western China)
*"Sycopsis" (about 7 species; southeast Asia)

Some authors treat "Rhodoleia" in a family of its own, the Rhodoleiaceae, though genetic research by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group shows it is best included in the Hamamelidaceae.

The genera "Altingia", "Liquidambar" (sweetgum) and "Semiliquidambar", previously included in the Hamamelidaceae, are now treated in the family Altingiaceae. [cite journal | url = http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/full/92/8/1234 | journal = American Journal of Botany | date = 2005 | volume = 92 | pages = 1234–1255 | title = Comparative infructescence morphology in Liquidambar (Altingiaceae) and its evolutionary significance | author = Stefanie M. Ickert-Bond, Kathleen B. Pigg and Jun Wen | doi = 10.3732/ajb.92.8.1234 ]


External links

* [http://delta-intkey.com/angio/www/hamameli.htm Hamamelidaceae] in [http://delta-intkey.com/angio/ L. Watson and M.J. Dallwitz (1992 onwards). The families of flowering plants.]

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