Plant Family


Family CN: Ruscus Family
Family Code: RUSCAC
Family Authority: M. Roemer 1840
Summary: As here circumscribed, a family of about 28 genera and 500 species, of North America, Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. The Convallariaceae has been supported by molecular studies (Judd 2003, Bogler & Simpson 1995). Molecular studies show that Nolina is much more closely related to Convallaria, Polygonatum, etc. than to the Agavaceae (Yucca and Manfreda in our flora), with which it has often been associated.
Reference: Bogler & Simpson (1995); Bogler in Kubitzki (1998a); Yeo in Kubitzki (1998a); Conran & Tamura in Kubitzki (1998a); Yamashita & Tamura (2000).
Last Updated: 2016-02-18
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