Zygophyllaceae

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Zygophyllaceae
Larrea tridentata 1.jpg
Larrea tridentata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Zygophyllales
Family: Zygophyllaceae
R.Br.
Subfamilies

Larreoideae
Morkillioideae
Seetzenioideae
Tribuloideae
Zygophylloideae

Synonyms

Balanitaceae Endl. (1841)
Krameriaceae Dumort. (1829) (optional synonym)
Tribulaceae Trautv. (1853)[1]

Zygophyllaceae /ˌzɡɵfɨˈls/ is a family of flowering plants that contain the bean-caper and caltrop. The family includes around 285 species in 22 genera.

In the APG III system of classification, the families Zygophyllaceae and Krameriaceae compose the order Zygophyllales. In the previous version of their classification system, the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group had included the option of placing Krameria within Zygophyllaceae.

Zygophyllaceae are divided into five subfamilies. A molecular phylogeny of the family was published in 2000. Phylogenies of groups within the family have also been published. A phylogeny of the southern African species of Zygophyllum was published in 2008.

Peganum was in Zygophyllaceae before being moved to the newly created family Nitrariaceae.

King Clone, a Creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) in California, is believed to be the oldest living organism.

Genera[edit]

Subfamily Larreoideae
Subfamily Morkillioideae
Subfamily Seetzenioideae
Subfamily Tribuloideae
Subfamily Zygophylloideae
Unplaced

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zygophyllaceae R. Br., nom. cons.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2003-01-17. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  2. ^ "Genera of Zygophyllaceae subfam. Larreoideae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Genera of Zygophyllaceae subfam. Morkillioideae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  4. ^ "Genera of Zygophyllaceae subfam. Seetzenioideae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  5. ^ "Genera of Zygophyllaceae subfam. Tribuloideae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  6. ^ "Genera of Zygophyllaceae subfam. Zygophylloideae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  7. ^ "Genera of Zygophyllaceae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Zygophyllaceae at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Zygophyllaceae at Wikispecies