Staphyleaceae is a small family of flowering plants in the order Crossosomatales, native to Europe, temperate and tropical Asia and the Americas. The largest genus Staphylea, which gives the family its name, contains the "bladdernut" trees. The family includes three genera with more than 40 known species.[1][2]

Staphylea colchica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Crossosomatales
Family: Staphyleaceae
(DC.) Lindl.


Plants of the World Online currently includes:[1]

  • Dalrympelea Roxb.
  • Staphylea L. (includes Euscaphis)
  • Turpinia Vent.

Excluded genera

These two genera, formerly placed here, are now included in the Tapisciaceae (Huerteales) as of the APG III system (2009).[3]

  • Huertea
  • Tapiscia


  1. Plants of the World Online: Staphyleaceae Martinov (retrieved 7 October 2020)
  2. Christenhusz, M. J. M. & Byng, J. W. (2016). "The number of known plants species in the world and its annual increase". Phytotaxa. Magnolia Press. 261 (3): 201–217. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.261.3.1.
  3. 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, archived from the original on 2017-05-25, retrieved 2010-12-10
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