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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malpighiales

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The Malpighiales are a large order of flowering plants, included in the group named eurosids I in the recent APG classification. Its internal systematics are still uncertain. This diverse order covers plants as superficially dissimilar as violets and willows, passionfruit and mangrove, poinsettia and flax.