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Classification System: APG III

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Liliales
Familia: Smilacaceae
Genera: Heterosmilax – Smilax


Smilacaceae Vent. Tabl. Regn. Veg. 2: 146. (1799) nom. cons.


  • Ventenat, E.P. 1799: Tableau du Regne Vegetal 2: 146.
  • Qi, Z., Cameron, K. M., Li, P., Zhao, Y., Chen, S., Chen, G. & Fu, C. (2013) Phylogenetics, character evolution, and distribution patterns of the greenbriers, Smilacaceae (Liliales), a near-cosmopolitan family of monocots Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 173: 535–548. doi: 10.1111/boj.12096. reference page  Provides molecular evidence that Smilax and Heterosmilax are synonymous.
  • Trias-Blasi, A., Baker, W.J., Haigh, A.L., Simpson, D.A., Weber, O. & Wilkin, P. (2015) A genus-level phylogenetic linear sequence of monocots. Taxon 64(3): 552-581. doi: 10.12705/643.9. PDF available online from ResearchGate reference page  Keeps the two genera separate.
  • Conran, J.G. 1998: Smilacaceae. Flowering Plants. Monocotyledons: Lilianae (excluding Orchidaceae) 417-422.
  • (2013) Smilacaceae in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Sept. 16. Keeps the two genera separate.
  • (2013) Smilacaceae Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Sept. 16.
  • International Plant Names Index (2013) Smilacaceae . Published on the Internet. Accessed 16 Sept. 2013.
  • Lohmueller F.A. 2005: The Botanical System of the Plants[1]