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|Authority - Dumort.||Total Number of genera - 2|
|Gymnosperm or Angiosperm? - Angiosperm||Total Number of species - 56|
|Plant forms - Herb, high climbing Liane|
|World Distribution - Tropical and subtropical regions of the Old World and Australia. Sub-tropical to tropical. Africa, southeast Asia and Malaysia, northeast Australia.|
|Comments - family has rarely been recognized by taxonomists. The APG II system, of 2003 (unchanged from the APG system, 1998), does recognize such a family, and assigns it to the order Poales
The family has wood in Flagellaria..