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Tilia platyphyllos specimen in Franconia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Tilioideae

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Tiliaceae (partim)

Tilioideae is a flowering plant subfamily in the family Malvaceae, though it was formerly considered a large group, placed at family rank and called Tiliaceae.

Within the framework of the APG III system, an extended family Malvaceae is recognized. This is formed by uniting the core Malvales of the Cronquist system - Bombacaceae, Malvaceae sensu stricto, Sterculiaceae and Tiliaceae. This Malvaceae sensu lato contains a clade of only 2 or 3 living genera which include Tilia (linden, basswood), the clade consequently becoming the Tilioideae.

Apart from the namesake genus Tilia and Craigia, according to the AP-Website the Tilioideae seem to contain also the genus Mortoniodendron. Most other genera of the "Tiliaceae" fall into two other subfamilies of Malvaceae, the Brownlowioideae and Grewioideae.


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