The Pentaphylacaceae are a small family of plants within the order Ericales. In the APG III system of 2009, it includes the former family Ternstroemiaceae.[1]

Ternstroemia gymnanthera1.jpg
Ternstroemia gymnanthera
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Pentaphylacaceae


In 2014, the Angiosperm Phylogeny Website included 14 genera in the family:[2] Plants of the World Online currently includes:

  1. Adinandra Jack
  2. Anneslea Wall.
  3. Archboldiodendron Kobuski
  4. Balthasaria Verdc.
  5. Cleyera Thunb.
  6. Eurya Thunb.
  7. Euryodendron Hung T.Chang
  8. Freziera Sw. ex Willd.
  9. Pentaphylax Gardner & Champ.
  10. Poeciloneuron Bedd.
  11. Symplococarpon Airy Shaw
  12. Ternstroemia Mutis ex L.f.
  13. Visnea L.f.


  1. ^ a b Angiosperm Phylogeny Group III (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x.
  2. ^ Stevens, P.F. (2001–2012), Angiosperm Phylogeny Website, retrieved 2014-09-18