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Frankeniaceae Desv., Dict. Rais. Bot.: 188. 1817 sec. APG IV [Angiosperm Phylogeny Group] 20161 wfo-7000000238
      Nametype: Frankenia L.
  • 1. APG IV [Angiosperm Phylogeny Group] 2016: APG IV: An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants. – Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 181(1): 1-20. 10.1111/boj.12385


A monogeneric family with 70-80 species of halophytic and xerophytic shrubs, subshrubs and herbs (Whalen 1987; Kubitzki 2003) distributed throughout the warmer dry regions of the world. Kubitzki (2003) recognized two genera: Frankenia and the monospecific Hypericopsis; however in the same year Olson & al. (2003) supported the inclusion of Hypericopsis within Frankenia based on wood anatomical characters. The position of Hypericopsis within the Eurasian and Australian clade of Frankenia has also been well-supported by the molecular phylogenetic study of Gaskin & al. (2004).A,B,C,D,E


A. Gaskin, J. F., Ghahremaninejad, F., Zhang, D.-Y. & Londo, J. 2004: A systematic overview of Frankeniaceae and Tamaricaceae from nuclear rDNA and plastid sequence data. – Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 91: 401 – 409
B. Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., von Mering, S., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler, R., Ocampo, G. & Ochoterena, H. 2015: A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. – Willdenowia 45(3): 281-383.
C. Kubitzki, K. 2003: Frankeniaceae, 206 – 212. – In: Kubitzki, K. & Bayer, C. (ed.), The families and genera of vascular plants 5. – Berlin, Heidelberg & New York: Springer
D. Olson, M. E., Gaskin, J. F. & Ghahremaninejad, F. 2003: Stem anatomy is congruent with molecular phylogenies placing Hypericopsis persica in Frankenia (Frankeniaceae): comments on vasicentric tracheids. – Taxon 52(3): 525 – 532.
E. Whalen, M. A. 1987: Systematics of Frankenia (Frankeniaceae) in North and South America. – Systematic Botany Monographs 17: 1-93.