Family  Phytolaccaceae R. Br., nom. cons.

Family number: 876    Last Updated: 17-Jan-2017
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Number of accepted genera: 6
Type genus: Phytolacca L.
Comments: dicot family

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  1. Lee, J. et al. 2013. Molecular phylogenetic relationships among members of the family Phytolaccaceae sensu lato inferred from internal transcribed spacer sequences of nuclear ribosomal DNA. Genet. Molec. Res. 12:4515-4525. DOI: 10.4238/2013.February.28.15
  2. 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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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 1 June 2020.