Author:
Jan Scholten
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Botany: 12 genera, 120 species; tropical, Africa and America; anthers transversely septate; leaves compound; pollen flat, triangular.

Taxonomy
In Apg3 classification Bombacaceae is treated a subfamily of Malvaceae, Bombacoideae. In older taxonomies Bombacaceae was polyphyletic and included many genera now included in Malvoideae.
In the Plant theory Bombacaceae is treated as a family and placed in Subphase 4.