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Claytonia sibirica
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Montiaceae

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Montiaceae are a family of flowering plants, comprising about 14 genera with about 230 known species,[3] ranging from small herbaceous plants to shrubs. The family has a cosmopolitan distribution.

The family Montiaceae was newly adopted in the APG III system and includes members of the Caryophyllales formerly listed in Portulacaceae.[2]


16 genera are accepted:[4]


  1. ^ "Family: Montiaceae Raf". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2010-01-28. Archived from the original on 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
  2. ^ a b Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x.
  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. ^ Montiaceae Raf. Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 17 November 2023.
  5. ^ "GRIN Genera of Montiaceae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2011-07-01.

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