This portal provides comprehensive taxonomic data on the Caryophyllales, based primarily on the foundational Hernández-Ledesma & al. (2015) publication, supplemented with updates from recent research.
This resource aims to be a definitive reference for the diverse and ecologically significant Caryophyllales order, continually evolving with the latest scientific findings.
Genus-level framework: The portal offers a taxonomic backbone at the genus level, encompassing all c. 750 Caryophyllales genera. This represents a significant advancement in understanding the phylogenetic relationships within Caryophyllales, informed by a thorough literature review and expert revision.
Genus details: Detailed information is available for each genus, including accepted names, nomenclatural references, type names, and synonymy. Notes on the extent of phylogenetic research for each genus provide insights into the current state of knowledge.
Current Status and Progress
Complete family checklists: Comprehensive species-level checklists are already available for half of the families in the order, including major families Aizoaceae and Cactaceae.
Continuing development: Other families are presented at the genus level, following the structure set out in the 2015 publication with updates based on research published afterwards. Some genera are complete, while others are in various stages of research and development. This reflects the ongoing commitment to providing up-to-date and thorough taxonomic information.
Major updates and taxonomic changes are summarized under Updates.