Family  Menispermaceae Juss., nom. cons.

Family number: 710    Last Updated: 21-Dec-2017
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Number of accepted genera: 0
Type genus: Menispermum L.
Comments: dicot

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  1. Hoot, S. B. 2009. Phylogenetic patterns in Menispermaceae based on multiple chloroplast sequence data. Syst. Bot. 34:44-56. URL:
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  3. Jacques, F. M. B. et al. 2007. Resolving phylogenetic reconstruction in Menispermaceae (Ranunculales) using fossils and a novel statistical test. Taxon 56:379-392.
  4. Ortiz, R. del C. et al. 2007. Molecular phylogeny of the moonseed family (Menispermaceae): implications for morphological diversification. Amer. J. Bot. 94:1425-1438.
  5. Ortiz, R. del C. et al. 2016. Phylogeny and a revised tribal classification of Menispermaceae (moonseed family) based on molecular and morphological data. Taxon 65:1288-1312.
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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL:
Accessed 18 February 2020.