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Original publication: The data on this site were originally based on the publication “A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales”, Willdenowia 45: 281 – 384, 2015, by Patricia Hernández-Ledesma (PH), Walter G. Berendsohn (WGB), Thomas Borsch (TB), Sabine von Mering (SvM), Hossein Akhani (H), Salvador Arias (SA), Idelfonso Castañeda-Noa (ICN), Urs Eggli (UE), Roger Eriksson (RE), Hilda Flores-Olvera (HFO), Susy Fuentes-Bazán (SFB), Gudrun Kadereit (GK), Cornelia Klak (CK), Nadja Korotkova (NK), Reto Nyffeler (RN), Gilberto Ocampo (GO), Helga Ochoterena (HO), Bengt Oxelman (BO), Richard K. Rabeler (RR), Adriana Sanchez (AS), Boris O. Schlumpberger (BOS), and Pertti Uotila (PU). For updates made available onlin since that publication please refer to the Updates section below.
How to cite us: Please use this article as a reference when citing data from this website, with the addition of “accessed on Caryophyllales.org [date]”.
Role of authors: The draft of the generic checklist and the initial data entry was the work of PH, who also provided the treatments of Achatocarpaceae, Agdestidaceae, Ancistrocladaceae, Asteropeiaceae, Barbeuiaceae, Didiereaceae, Dioncophyllaceae, Droseraceae, Drosophyllacae, Frankeniaceae, Halophytaceae, Limeaceae, Lophiocarpaceae, Microteaceae, Nepenthaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Physenaceae, Rhabdodendraceae, Sarcobataceae, Simmondsiaceae and Stegnospermataceae and collaborated in some notes of Chenopodiaceae, Phytolaccaceae and Polygonaceae. The following groups were revised by specific authors: Aizoaceae: CK, with contributions by GK (Sesuvioideae); Amaranthaceae: TB, with contributions by GK (Polycnemoideae); Anacampserotaceae, Molluginaceae and Portulacaceae: GO; Montiaceae and Talinaceae: GO, with contributions by UE; Cactaceae: SA, UE, NK, RN, BOS; Caryophyllaceae: RR, BO (Sileneae), with contributions by SvM; Basellaceae: RE; Chenopodiaceae: HA, HFO, SFB, GK, PU; Gisekiaceae: GK; Plumbaginaceae, Kewaceae, Macarthuriaceae and contributions to other families (e.g. Deeringia, Hypertelis, Microtea): SvM; Polygonaceae: ICN, AS; Tamaricaceae: HA. WGB extensively rechecked the nomenclatural references and standardization of database entries. SvM edited entries and updated the database. Introduction and summary were prepared as a draft by PH, TB and WGB. Comments from co-authors were incorporated, and the final text edited by WGB, SvM, NK and TB.
Acknowledgements: The authors acknowledge the technical support by Katja Luther, Andreas Müller and Cherian Mathew at the BGBM during work with the EDIT Platform software and the production of the generic list directly from the database. Andreas Kohlbecker assisted with the implementation of the website. There was a productive exchange with James Solomon (Missouri Botanical Garden) while checking our nomenclatural data against the Tropicos database. Werner Greuter, Nicholas Turland, and Wolf-Henning Kusber are acknowledged for advice on complicated cases of nomenclature. Demet Töre provided literature on Plumbaginaceae. David Hunt, John McNeill, Sergei Mosyakin, Kai Müller, Louis Ronse de Craene, Nigel Taylor and one anonymous reviewer are thanked for their valuable comments on an earlier version of the now published manuscript.