Author: Jan Scholten
English: Dogbane family.
Botany: 84 genera; ± 1000 species; ovaries distinct; stylar head; milky sap.
DD: Nitrogenium; Sulphur; Muriaticum; Silver series.
In the Apg3 classification Asclepiadaceae is included in Apocynaceae. This is done to make Apocynaceae monophyletic.
In the Plant theory Apocynaceae is split in Rauvolfieae and Apocyneae, the two subfamilies of Apocynaceae. Rauvolfieae, Apocyneae and Asclepiadaceae are all three monophyletic. Rauvolfieae is placed in Subphase 5.