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|Authority - Ruiz & Paavon or R.Br.||Total Number of genera - 9|
|Gymnosperm or Angiosperm? - Angiosperm||Total Number of species - 50|
|Plant forms - Mostly lianes, some shrubs|
|World Distribution - Himalayas to S.E. Asia, Taiwan, Central Chile. Eastern Asia, from the Himalayas to Japan, with the exception of the genera Lardizabala and Boquila, both native to southern South America (Chile, and Boquila also in adjacent western Argentina).|
|1 - Akebia.|
2 - Boquila.
3 - Decaisnea.
4 - Lardizabala.