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Taxonavigation: Pandanales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Pandanales

Familia: Velloziaceae
Genera: Acanthochlamys – Barbacenia – Barbaceniopsis – Nanuza – Vellozia – Xerophyta



  • Heterotypic
    • Acanthochlamydaceae P.C. Kao in Acta Bot. Sichuan 2: 1. (1989)
    • Barbaceniaceae Arn., Botany: 134. 9 (1832)


  • Kubitzki, K. (1998) Velloziaceae. Flowering Plants. Monocotyledons: Lilianae (excluding Orchidaceae) 459-467.
  • Kao, P.-C. & Kubitzki, K. (1998) Acanthochlamydaceae. Flowering Plants. Monocotyledons: Lilianae (excluding Orchidaceae) 55-58.
  • Mello-Silva, R. et al. (2011) Five vicarious genera from Gondwana: the Velloziaceae as shown by molecules and morphology. Annals of Botany, 108(1): 87–102. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcr107 reference page  proposed synonymy of Vellozia and Nanuza which is not accepted by other authorities - see discussion page.
  • 2014. Velloziaceae . Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Nov. 50.

Vernacular names[edit]

latviešu: zāļskalbju dzimta
suomi: Lumokkikasvit
中文: 翡若翠科
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