Salicaceae

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Salicaceae
Salix caprea9.jpg
Salix caprea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales[1]
Family: Salicaceae
Mirb.[2]
Tribes

Abatieae
Bembicieae
Flacourtieae
Homalieae
Prockieae
Saliceae
Samydeae
Scolopieae[1]

Synonyms

Bembiciaceae
Caseariaceae
Flacourtiaceae
Homaliaceae
Poliothyrsidaceae
Prockiaceae
Samydaceae
Scyphostegiaceae
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Salicaceae or the willow family (although they contain more than just the willow genus, Salix) is a family of flowering plants. Recent genetic studies summarized by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group has greatly expanded the circumscription of the family to contain 55 genera.[3]

In the Cronquist system, the Salicaceae were treated in their own order Salicales, and contained only three genera (Salix, Populus and Chosenia), but APG includes it in Malpighiales. The additional genera were previously treated in Flacourtiaceae, but had a mixed history before that and have been treated in Bembiciaceae, Caseariaceae, Homaliaceae, Poliothyrsidaceae, Prockiaceae, Samydaceae, and Scyphostegiaceae. The Samydaceae (including Caseariaceae) appear rather distinct and might be a valid family however[citation needed].

Gerrardina is now considered the sole genus of a separate family, Gerrardinaceae.[4]

Genera[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Family Salicaceae". Taxonomy. UniProt. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Salicaceae Mirb., nom. cons.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2003-01-17. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  3. ^ Stevens, P. F. (2001 onwards). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 9, June 2008 (and more or less continuously updated since).
  4. ^ Alford, M. H. (2006). "Gerrardinaceae: a new family of African flowering plants unresolved among Brassicales, Huerteales, Malvales, and Sapindales". Taxon 55 (4): 959–964. doi:10.2307/25065689. JSTOR 25065689. 
  5. ^ Boucher, L. D.; Manchester, S. R.; Judd, W. S. (2003). "An extinct genus of Salicaceae based on twigs with attached flowers, fruits, and foliage from the Eocene Green River Formation of Utah and Colorado, USA". American Journal of Botany 90 (9): 1389–99. doi:10.3732/ajb.90.9.1389. PMID 21659238. 

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