†family Celastraceae Brown 1814

Magnoliopsida - Celastrales - Celastraceae

Parent taxon: Celastrales according to D.J. Mabberley 2000

See also MacGinitie 1941

Sister taxa: Aextoxicaceae, Cardiopteridaceae, Corynocarpaceae, Dichapetalaceae, Geissolomataceae, Goupiaceae, Icacinaceae, Stackhousiaceae

Subtaxa: Celastrus Elaeodendron Mystroxylon

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Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (11 collections)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (1)

• Miocene of Cuba (1), Germany (1), Kenya (5), United States (2: Montana, Washington)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (2: Colorado)

• Eocene of France (1), United States (5: California, Colorado, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of United States (20: North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 49 collections including 50 occurrences

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