DILLENIIDAE

13 orders

78 families

25,000 species

75% of species belong to 5 orders:

1. Violales (5000)

2. Capparales (4000)

3. Ericales (4000)

4. Theales (3500)

5. Malvales (3000-3500)

All are syncarpous except for Dillenales

Apocarpous Dilleniaceae forms a link with Magnoliidae. If remainder of Dilleniidae did not exist, Dilleniaceae would be in Magnoliidae. The Dilleniaceae is a small family that occurs in tropical and subtropical regions and will not be discussed any further.