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
and see text

The Salicaceae are a family, the willow family, of flowering plants. The traditional family (Salicaceae sensu stricto) included the willows, poplar, aspen, and cottonwoods. Recent genetic studies summarized by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group have greatly expanded the circumscription of the family to contain 56 genera and about 1220 species.[3][4]

In the Cronquist system, the Salicaceae were assigned to their own order, Salicales, and contained three genera (Salix, Populus, and Chosenia). The family is placed by the APG in the order Malpighiales.

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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. ^ Christenhusz, M. J. M., and 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. ^ Stevens, P. F. (2001 onwards). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 9, June 2008 (and more or less continuously updated since).
  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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