The angiosperm family Theaceae has been investigated extensively with a rich publication record of anatomical, cytological, paleontological, and palynological data analyses and interpretation. Recent developmental and molecular data sets and the application of cladistic analytical methods support dramatic changes in circumscription at the familial, tribal, and generic levels. Growing interest in the family outside the taxonomic and systematic ﬁelds warrants a brief review of the recent nomenclatural history (mainly 20th century), some of the classiﬁcation systems currently in use, and an explanation of which data support various classiﬁcation schemes. An abridged bibliography with critical nomenclatural references is provided.
Prince, Linda M.
"A Brief Nomenclatural Review of Genera and Tribes in Theaceae,"
Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany:
1, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/aliso/vol24/iss1/8