Author: Jan Scholten
Botany: 18 genera; tropical; carpels only united by style; ovule with 1 locule; fruit a cluster of samaras or drupes.
Content: bitter triterpenoids; quassinoids; limonoids.
DD: Oxygen; Chlorine; Bromine; Iodine; Silver series.
Ailanthus; Amaroria; Brucea; Castela; Eurycoma; Gymnostemon; Hannoa; Iridosma; Laumoniera; Leitneria; Nothospondias; Odyendea; Perriera; Picrasma; Picrolemma; Pierreodendron; Quassia; Samadera; Simaba; Simarouba; Soulamea.
In the Plant theory Simaroubaceae is placed in Phase 5, Sapindales and Subphase 6.
Simaroubaceae is one of the Families in the Sapindales in the Apg3 classification.
Formerly several genera were included in Simaroubaceae that are now transferred to other families:
Allantospermum to Ixonanthaceae
Alvaradoa and Picramnia to Picramniaceae
Desbordesia, Irvingia and Klainedoxa to Irvingiaceae
Harrisonia to Rutaceae
Kirkia and Pleiokirkia to Kirkiaceae
Recchia to Surianaceae.
Leitneria was formerly placed in its own family Leitneriaceae.