Welcome to caryophyllales.org

This is an information source about the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Here, you can explore the latest taxonomic treatments, find the currently accepted names and synonyms, citations of phylogenetic literature, and much more.

Our foundational work, the genus-level checklist (Hernandez et al. 2015), forms the cornerstone of the information on this website. We are currently working towards a species-level synopsis, with several families being treated at the species-level already. All treatments are constantly updated as new taxonomic or phylogenetic research is published.

Background & Tools

New digital tools and online resources for plant taxonomy have been developed in recent years and have created exciting possibilities for advancing plant systematics research. We utilize one of these tools, namely the EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy (cybertaxonomy.org) to integrate traditional monographic work with modern phylogenetic and evolutionary studies, bridging the gap between these two approaches. As outlined by Borsch et al. (2015), this will serve towards a more integrated and holistic understanding of Caryophyllales diversity and towards an appreciation of the full spectrum of taxonomic research within the scientific community.

The Caryophyllales Network

The Caryophyllales Network is built on collaboration between institutions and a network of individual researchers studying Caryophyllales families or genera. The Instituto de Biología UNAM (México), the Instituto Darwinion (Argentina), and the Botanic Garden & Botanical Museum Berlin (Germany) are key partners and ensure the sustainability of this initiative.

Our primary objective is to consolidate knowledge about Caryophyllales, including taxonomic treatments, phylogenies, and biogeographical information, into a comprehensive global synthesis, which is openly accessible through this Internet portal.

Additionally, the Caryophyllales network serves as a Taxonomic Expert Network (TEN) for World Flora Online (worldfloraonline.org).

Work with us

If you are a researcher working on Caryophyllales families or genera, or a plant enthusiast, please don't hesitate to reach out if you would like to get involved or learn more about our work. Everyone is welcome to join the network, regardless of career level. We look forward to hearing from you!


The content on this website is constantly expanded, and feedback is highly appreciated. We value your comments, suggestions for improvement, corrections, and any other input you might have. Please feel free to send us your feedback. Your insights help us make this resource even better. Thank you for your contributions!


Dr. Nadja Korotkova
Coordinator of the Caryophyllales Network
Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin

How to cite

To cite the entire website, we suggest the following format:

The Caryophyllales Network 2015+ [continuously updated]: A global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. – Published at https://caryophyllales.org/ [accessed DATE]

For bibliographic citations of a particular treatment, please refer to the treatment as there are different citation formats.


The database is hosted at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin https://www.bo.berlin/