Botany: 30 genera; parietal placentation.
Content: cyclopentoid cyanogenic glucosides.
In the Apg3 classification Achariaceae is a Family in the Malpighiales, closely related to Violaceaea and Salicaceae. In comparison with past taxonomies Achariaceae is greatly expanded with genera from the Family Flacourtiaceae. Flacourtiaceae is split up and the genera are divided over Salicaeae and Achariaceae.