Supriya Ghosh

Polygalaceae

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Kingdom  Plantae
Scientific name  Polygalaceae
Rank  Family
Order  Fabales
Higher classification  Fabales
Polygalaceae FilePolygalaceae Polygala vulgarisJPG Wikimedia Commons
Lower classifications  Polygala, Monnina, Securidaca longipedunculata, Badiera, Monnina chimborazeana

The Polygalaceae or the milkwort family are made up of flowering plants in the order Fabales. They have a near-cosmopolitan range, with about 21 genera and ca. 900 known species of herbs, shrubs and trees. Over half of the species are in one genus, Polygala, the milkworts.

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Under the Cronquist classification system, Polygalaceae were treated in a separate order of their own, Polygalales. Currently, according to the APG, the family belongs in Fabales.

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Tribes and Genera

The Polygalaceae comprises the following genera:

Carpolobieae

  • Atroxima Stapf 1905
  • Carpolobia G. Don 1831
  • Moutabeae

  • Balgoya Morat & Meijden 1991
  • Barnhartia Gleason 1926
  • Diclidanthera Mart. 1827
  • Eriandra P. Royen & Steenis 1852
  • Moutabea Aubl. 1775
  • Polygaleae

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  • Acanthocladus Klotzsch ex Hassk. 1864
  • Ancylotropis B. Eriksen 1993
  • Asemeia Raf. 1833
  • Badiera DC. 1824
  • Bredemeyera Willd. 1801
  • Caamembeca J.F.B. Pastore 2012
  • Comesperma Labill. 1807
  • Epirixanthes Blume 1823
  • Gymnospora (Chodat) J.F.B. Pastore 2013
  • Hebecarpa (Chodat) J.R. Abbott 2011
  • Heterosamara Kuntze 1891
  • Hualania Phil. 1862
  • Monnina Ruiz & Pav. 1798
  • Muraltia DC. 1815
  • Phlebotaenia Griseb. 1860
  • Polygala L. 1753
  • Polygaloides Haller 1768
  • Rhinotropis (S.F. Blake) J.R. Abbott 2011
  • Salomonia Lour. 1790
  • Securidaca L. 1759
  • Xanthophylleae

  • Xanthophyllum Roxb. 1820
  • Fossils

  • Deviacer Manchester
  • Paleosecuridaca Pigg, Kathleen B., M.L. DeVore & M.F. Wojc. 2008
  • Systematics

    Modern molecular phylogenetics suggest the following relationships:

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    References

    Polygalaceae Wikipedia


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