Family  Nyctaginaceae Juss., nom. cons.

Family number: 777    Last Updated: 17-Jan-2017
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Number of accepted genera: 31
Type genus: Nyctago Juss.
Comments: dicot family

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  1. Douglas, N. & R. Spellenberg. 2010. A new tribal classification of Nyctaginaceae. Taxon 59:905-910.
  2. Douglas, N. A. & P. S. Manos. 2007. Molecular phylogeny of Nyctaginaceae: Taxonomy, biogeography, and characters associated with a radiation of xerophytic genera in North America. Amer. J. Bot. 94:856-872.
  3. Rettig, J. H. et al. 1992. Phylogeny of the Caryophyllales – gene sequence data. Taxon 42:201-209. DOI: 10.2307/1222329

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Subfamilies and tribes for Nyctaginaceae Juss., nom. cons.:


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 5 July 2020.