The order has been recognised by relatively few taxonomists, with the plant families of the order being variably placed in other orders in different taxonomies.

Families in the order Illiciales of plants


Illiciaceae - The APG II system treated Illiciaceae as a family that may either be treated as part of another family, the Schisandraceae or allows for the optional segregation of the Illiciaceae from the Schisandraceae.