Plant Family


Family CN: Leadwort Family
Family Code: PLUMBA
Family Parent: [in CARYOPHYLLALES]
Family Authority: A.L. de Jussieu 1789
Summary: A family of about 24-27 genera and 650-775 species, shrubs, vines, and herbs, of cosmopolitan distribution. Lledó et al. (1998) and other authors suggest that the portion of the Plumbaginaceae often recognized as tribe Staticeae or subfamily Staticoideae (which includes Limonium) would be better treated as a distinct family.
Reference: Morin in FNA (2005); Lledó et al. (1998); Kubitzki in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993).
Last Updated: 2020-01-01
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