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Aphanisma Nutt. ex Moq. in Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 43, 54. 1849 sec. Kühn 19931
  • 1. Kühn, U. 1993: Chenopodiaceae, pp. 253-281. – In: Kubitzki, K., Rohwer, J.G. & Bittrich, V. (ed.), The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 2. – Berlin, Heidelberg & New York: Springer


This monotypic genus is distributed in coastal habitats of California and according to Hohmann & al. (2006) it belongs to Betoideae-Hablitzieae. Together with its sister genus Oreobliton which is distributed in North Africa, Aphanisma represents an interesting example of a western Eurasian – western North American disjunction (Kadereit & Baldwin 2012).A,B,C


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-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. http://doi.org/10.3372/wi.45.45301
B. Hohmann, S., Kadereit, J. W. & Kadereit, G. 2006: Understanding Mediterranean-Californian disjunctions: evidence from Chenopodiaceae–Betoideae. – Taxon 55: 67 – 78. http://doi.org/10.2307/25065529
C. Kadereit, J. W. & Baldwin, B. G. 2012: Western Eurasian–western North American disjunct plant taxa: the dry-adapted ends of formerly widespread north temperate mesic lineages – and examples of long-distance dispersal. – Taxon 61: 3 – 17. http://doi.org/10.1002/tax.611001