Plant Family


Family CN: Birch Family
Family Code: BETULA
Family Parent: [in FAGALES]
Family Authority: S.F. Gray 1821
Summary: A family of 6 genera and about 150 species, primarily of subarctic to cold temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, but extending through Central America to n. South America. The two subfamilies recognized here are sometimes elevated to family status, as by Govaerts & Frodin (1998).
Reference: Furlow in FNA (1997); Furlow (1990)=Z; Hardin (1971)=Y; Govaerts & Frodin (1998); Kubitzki in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993).
Last Updated: 2020-01-01
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