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Anacampseros rufescens1 ies.jpg
Anacampseros rufescens flower
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Anacampserotaceae
Eggli & Nyffeler
Type genus

The Anacampserotaceae are a family of plants proposed in the February 2010 issue of the journal Taxon. The family was described by Urs Eggli and Reto Nyffeler in their analysis of the polyphyly in the suborder Portulacineae (order Caryophyllales). The new family and its circumscription was based on molecular and morphological data. The three recognized genera - Anacampseros, Grahamia, and Talinopsis - were formerly placed in the Portulacaceae[1][2] and comprise a total of 36 known species.[3] This family was accepted in the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group's 2009 publication of the APG III system.[4]


  1. ^ Nyffeler, R., and U. Eggli. 2010. Disintegrating Portulacaceae: A new familial classification of the suborder Portulacineae (Caryophyllales) based on molecular and morphological data. Taxon, 59(1): 227-240.
  2. ^ "Anacampserotaceae Eggli & Nyffeler". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Christenhusz, M. J. M.; Byng, J. W. (2016). "The number of known plants species in the world and its annual increase". Phytotaxa. Magnolia Press. 261 (3): 201–217. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.261.3.1. 
  4. ^ Chase, M. W., and J. L. Reveal. 2009. A phylogenetic classification of the land plants to accompany APG III. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 161(2): 122–127. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.01002.x