February 4, 2023

Araliaceae is from the order of Apiales. It is also known as Botryodendraceae or Hydrocotylaceae. It’s family members are predominantly with a woody habit, tropical, and some herbaceous plants. Some of the better-known plants include Fats, Ginseng, and Hedera. Araliaceae has 55 genera with about 1500 species.

Most Araliaceae species usually have alternate and large foliage. Some are aromatic with ethereal oils. The flowers are five-petaled and simple umbels. The berries usually without carpophores. Most are woody though some are herbaceous. Most are tropical.

Araliaceae sub-families include:

Aralioideae
Hydrocotyloideae

The Genera in Araliaceae family include:

Anakasia
Aralia
Arthrophyllum
Astrotricha
Brassaiopsis
Cephalaralia
Cheirodendron
Chengiopanax
Cuphocarpus
Cussonia
Dendropanax
Dizygotheca
Eleutherococcus
Fatsia
Gamblea
Gastonia
Harmsiopanax
Hedera
Heteropanax
Hydrocotyle
Kalopanax
Macropanax
Merrilliopanax
Meryta
Metapanax
Motherwellia
Munroidendron
Neopanax
Neosciadium
Oplopanax
Oreopanax
Osmoxylon
Panax
Pentapanax
Polyscias
Pseudopanax
Raukaua
Reynoldsia
Schefflera
Seemannaralia
Sinopanax
Stilbocarpa
Tetrapanax
Tetraplasandra
Trevesia
Woodburnia

Fatsia japonica
Fatsia japonica

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