Classification System: APG III (down to family level)
Cladus: Core eudicots
Note: Although APGIII currently assigns this family to Saxifragales this has yet to be accepted by all authorities. Some evidence places the family in Santalales (Balanophoraceae), indeed it may also be assigned to Rosales or Sapindales. More evidence is needed in order to resolve the debate, however, it is left here until a consensus has been reached.