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Related to Portulacaceae: purslane family, Caryophyllales
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Noun1.Portulacaceae - family of usually succulent herbs; cosmopolitan in distribution especially in Americas
caryophylloid dicot family - family of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
Caryophyllales, Chenopodiales, order Caryophyllales, order-Chenopodiales - corresponds approximately to the older group Centrospermae
genus Portulaca - genus of mainly tropical fleshy or trailing herbs
Calandrinia, genus Calandrinia - large genus of low-growing herbs; widespread throughout tropical and warm temperate regions having usually basal leaves and panicles of purplish ephemeral flowers
Claytonia, genus Claytonia - genus of mainly North American succulent herbs with white or pink flowers usually in terminal racemes
genus Lewisia, Lewisia - genus of western North American low-growing herbs having linear woolly leaves and large pink flowers
genus Montia, Montia - small genus of densely tufted annual herbs; north temperate regions and South America and tropical Africa and Asia
genus Spraguea, Spraguea - small genus of usually perennial herbs having deep woody taproots and flower heads of umbels or cymes
genus Talinum, Talinum - genus of mainly American more-or-less succulent herbs
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PORTULACACEAE Calandrinia acaulis Kunth si Calandrinia ciliata (Ruiz si & Pav.) DC.
Molecular evidence resolving the systematic position of Hectorella (Portulacaceae).
From those 10 colonists [Lepidium (Brassicaceae), Gahnia and Mariscus (Cyperaceae), Eugenia (Myrtaceae), Boerhavia and Pisonia (Nyctaginaceae), Peperomia (Piperaceae), Portulaca (Portulacaceae), and 2 colonists of Korthalsella (Viscaceae)], indigenous species are presumed to have given rise directly to endemic species and both indigenous and endemic species are extant.
1829 (Portularieae).--Type: Portulaca L.; Portulacaceae Juss., 1789.
Where Euonymus and Asarum are absent, the ground layer vegetation includes spring ephemerals (e.g., Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica L., Portulacaceae), Squirrel Corn (Dicentra canadensis (Goldie) Walp., Fumariaceae), Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum Ker-Gawl., Liliaceae), Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum L., Berberidaceae), and Prairie Trillium (Trillium recurvatum Beck, Liliaceae)) and abundant Acer seedlings.
Several families in this order have genera of wetland plants, such as the Aizoaceae (Sesuvium), Polygonaceae (Rumex, Polygonum, Brunnichia), Chenopodiaceae (Halimione, Chenopodium, Atriplex, Salicornia, Suaeda), Amaranthaceae (Amaranthus, Acnida), and Portulacaceae (Montia).