Author: Jan Scholten
Clades: Chloranthales; Magnoliidae; Magnolianae; Angiospermae; Plants.
Botany: leaves opposite, toothed, swollen nodes, sheating stipules; flowers reduced.
The placement of Chloranthaceae has been difficult. It has been included in Laurales, or as loosely connected to Lilianae, or loosely connected to the early diverging Magnolianae.