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Talinum fruticosum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Talinaceae
(Fenzl) Doweld[1]

Talinaceae is a family of two genera and 28 species[2] of flowering plants comprising shrubs, lianas, and herbaceous species native to the Americas, Africa and Madagascar. The family is newly recognized through research by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group III system to deal with long-standing phylogenetic difficulties in placing various genera within the Caryophyllales.


  1. ^ Stevens, P. F. "ANGIOSPERM PHYLOGENY WEBSITE, version 12". Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 12, July 2012 [and more or less continuously updated since]. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  2. ^ 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.