Author: Jan Scholten
English: Clethra family.
Botany: 2 species, Clethra and Purdiaea; warm temperate to tropical regions of Asia and the Americas, Madeira; no mycorrhizal fungi.
In the Apg3 classification Clethraceae is a family in Ericales, Clethraceae forms a monophyletic clade together with Cyrillaceae and Ericaceae.
In the Plant theory Clethraceae is placed in Subphase 1 in Ericales.