family Portulacaceae


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Noun1.family 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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Airy Shaw (1985) also mentioned the possible connection of this taxon to the Caryophyllidae, especially the family Portulacaceae, while Goldberg (1986) and Hutchinson (1969) actually placed it in the Caryophyllales.

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