Author: Jan Scholten
Clades: Violales; Fabidae; Fabanae; Angiospermae; Plants.
Genera: 3, Galearia, Microdesmis, Panda; 17 species.
Region: West Africa, Southeast Asia.
Pandaceae were formerly placed in the tribe Galearieae, in the subfamily Acalyphoideae in the family Euphorbiaceae. The Apg classification place dthem in their own family Pandaceae.
The genus Centroplacus was formerly included in the Pandaceae. The Apg3 classification placed it in the family Centroplacaceae.