Author: Jan Scholten
Botany: 1 species, Aphloia theiformis; evergreen shrub; East Africa, Madagascar, Mascarene Islands, Seychelles.
Aphloia was included in Flacourtiaceae. Takhtajan saw its misplacement and created the new family Aphloiaceae in Violales. The Apg2 classification included Aphloiaceae in the Rosidae without specifying an order. The Apg3 classification includes the Aphloiaceae in Crossosomatales.