Plant Family


Family CN: Passionflower Family
Family Code: PASSIF
Family Parent: [in MALPIGHIALES]
Family Authority: A.L. de Jussieu ex Kunth 1817
Summary: A family of about 27 genera and 935 species, vines, shrubs, trees, and herbs, of tropical and warm temperate regions, especially America and Africa. Here circumscribed to exclude Turneraceae, counter the recommendation of Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009); see comments under Turneraceae.
Reference: Feuillet & MacDougal in Kubitzki, Bayer, & Stevens (2007); Arbo in Kubitzki, Bayer, & Stevens (2007).
Last Updated: 2020-01-01
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