|Yuss. ex Bercht. & J. Presl|
The myrtle-like plants include both woody and herbaceous plants . The opposite leaves are always simple and entire. Stipules (stipples) are rarely present; if they do, they are greatly shortened and rarely fully developed.
The mostly hermaphrodite, radial symmetry flowers are mostly four-fold. Often there is a hypanthium , which is a cup-shaped depression in the flower axis, the walls of which largely enclose the ovary, and a discus. The best of two carpels grown together ovary is usually under- or medium constantly.
- Winged family (Combretaceae)
- Loosestrife family (Lythraceae)
- Black-mouthed plants (Melastomataceae), including Memecylaceae
- Myrtle family (Myrtaceae), including Heteropyxidaceae and Psiloxylaceae
- Evening primrose family (Onagraceae)
- Penaeaceae , including Oliniaceae and Rhynchocalycaceae
- Delphinium trees (Vochysiaceae)
The result is the following cladogram :
- Angiosperm Phylogeny Group : An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III. In: Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. Volume 161, No. 2, 2009, pp. 105-121, DOI: 10.1111 / j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x .