The Dilleniales are an order of flowering plants, potentially containing one family, Dilleniaceae. The APG III system of 2009, like the earlier APG II system of 2003, left the Dilleniaceae unplaced as to order, while noting that the name Dilleniales was available.[1] Stevens at the Angiosperm Phylogeny Website has subsequently placed Dilleniaceae in the order Dilleniales.[2]

Temporal range: Early Paleogene Recent
Hibbertia stellaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Core eudicots
Order: Dilleniales
DC. ex Bercht. & J.Presl

The Cronquist system, of 1981, recognized such an order and placed it in subclass Dilleniidae. It used the following circumscription:

The Takhtajan system of 1969 had the families Dilleniaceae and Crossosomataceae in the order.

The APG III system assigned the second of these families, the Paeoniaceae, to the order Saxifragales.[1]


  1. Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (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., Angiosperm Phylogeny Website, retrieved 2014-09-20
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