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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)


  • Agardh, J.G. (1858) Theoria Systematis Plantarum, 9.
  • Behnke, H.-D., Hummel, E., Hillmer, S., Sauer-Gürth, H., Gonzalez, J. & Wink, M. 2013. A revision of African Velloziaceae based on leaf anatomy characters and rbcL nucleotide sequences. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 172(1): 22–94. doi: 10.1111/boj.12018 Reference page
  • 2014. Velloziaceae in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Nov. 30.
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2014. Velloziaceae in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Nov. 30.
  • International Plant Names Index. 2014. Velloziaceae. Published online. Accessed 30 Nov. 2014.
  • 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]

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