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Celastrales is an order of flowering plants. They are found throughout the tropics and subtropics, with only a few species extending far into the temperate regions. There are about 1200 to 1350 species in about 100 genera. All but 7 of these genera are in the large family Celastraceae. Until recently, the composition of the order and its division into families varied greatly from one author to another.

Celastrales
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Euonymus europaea, Celastraceae family
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
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Eurosids I
Order:
Celastrales

Families

Celastraceae (staff vine family)
Lepidobotryaceae