Microteaceae Schäferh. & Borsch sec. Schäferhoff & al. 2010

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Microteaceae Schäferh. & Borsch sec. Schäferhoff & al. 2010

Microteaceae Schäferh. & Borsch in Willdenowia 39: 223. 2010 ["2009"] wfo-7000000666
      Nametype: Microtea Sw.


A monogeneric family restricted to the Neotropics and distributed from Central America and the Antilles to South America (Rohwer 1993; Schäferhoff & al. 2010). Based mainly on the presence of single-ovuled ovaries, Nowicke (1968) placed Microtea, together with Lophiocarpus, in Phytolaccaceae subfamily Microteoideae. However, Schäferhoff & al. (2010) 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,B,C,D,E


A. Brockington, S. F., Walker, R. H., Glover, R. H., Soltis, P.S. & Soltis, D.E. 2011: Complex pigment evolution in the Caryophyllales. – New Phytologist 190: 854 – 864. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03687.x%7c
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. https://doi.org/10.3372/wi.45.45301
C. Nowicke, J. W. 1968: Palynotaxonomic study of the Phytolaccaceae. – Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 55: 294-364. https://doi.org/10.2307/2395128
D. Rohwer, J. G. 1993: Phytolaccaceae, pp. 506-515. – In: Kubitzki, K., Rohwer, J.G. & Bittrich, V. (ed.), The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 2. – Berlin, Heidelberg & New York: Springer
E. 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. https://doi.org/10.3372/wi.39.39201