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Frankenia salina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Frankeniaceae

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The Frankeniaceae are a family of flowering plants, widely recognized by many taxonomists; it has commonly been assumed to be closely related to family Tamaricaceae.

The APG II system, of 2003 (unchanged from the APG system, of 1998) also recognizes such a family and assigns it to the order Caryophyllales in the clade core eudicots. The family consists of up to 100 species in four genera: Frankenia, Hypericopsis, Anthobryum and Niederleinia.[2]


  1. ^ Stevens, P.F. "Angiosperm Phylogeny Website". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 1992 onwards. The families of flowering plants: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval. Version: 4 March 2011.

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