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Microteaceae Schäferh. & Borsch in Willdenowia 39: 223. 2010 ["2009"] sec. Schäferhoff & al. 20101
  • 1. Schäferhoff, B., Müller, K.F. & Borsch, T. 2010: Caryophyllales phylogenetics: disentangling Phytolaccaceae and Molluginaceae and description of Microteaceae as a new isolated family. – Willdenowia 39: 209-228. http://doi.org/10.3372/wi.39.39201


A monogeneric family restricted to the Neotropics and distributed from Central America and the Antilles to South America (Rohwer 1993; Schäferhoff & al. 2009). Based mainly on the presence of single-ovuled ovaries, Nowicke (1968) placed Microtea, together with Lophiocarpus, in Phytolaccaceae subfamily Microteoideae. However, Schäferhoff & al. (2009) showed that these two genera are not closely related and the position of Microtea as an independent lineage was well-supported, resulting in the description of the new family. These results were later confirmed by Brockington & al. (2011).A


A. 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-Bazan, 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. http://doi.org/10.3372/wi.45.45301