Author: Jan Scholten
Region: Madagascar, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, and South America.
Botany: ± 12 genera, 615 species; trees and shrubs; tropical and subtropical, evergreen; hermaphrodite or dioecious; flowers clustered in inflorescences.
Genera: Elaeocarpus, ± 350 species, Sloanea, ± 150 species, Aceratium, Aristotelia, Crinodendron, Dubouzetia, Elaeocarpus, Peripentadenia, Platytheca, Sericolea, Sloanea, Tetratheca, Tremandra, Vallea.
In Stebbins classification and Cronquist classification Elaeocarpaceae is included in Malvales. In the Apg classifications the family is included in Oxalidales.