Portulacaceae Juss.

First published in Gen. Pl. [Jussieu] 312. 1789 [4 Aug 1789] (as "Portulaceae") (1789)nom. cons.
This family is accepted

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • APG IV (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12385

Flora of Iraq

  • C. Jeffrey (2016). Flora of Iraq, Volume 5, Part 1: Elatinaceae to Sphenocleaceae.. Ghazanfar, S. A., & Edmondson, J. R. (Eds). Kew Publishing
  • Engl. Pflanzenfam. ed. 2, 160: 234 (1934)


  • APG II, (2003). An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG II. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 141(4): 399-436.
  • Applequist, W.L. and Wallace, R.S. (2001). Phylogeny of the Portulacaceous Cohort Based on ndhF Sequence Data. Syst. Bot. 26 (2): 406-419.
  • Behnke, H.D. and Mabry, T.J. (1994). (eds.) Caryophyllales Evolution and Systematics. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 334 pp.
  • Carolin, R.C. (1987). A review of the family Portulacaceae. Aust. J. Bot. 35: 383-412.
  • Carolin, R.C. (1993). Portulacaceae, pp. 544-555. In: K. Kubitzki, J.B. Rhower and V. Bittrich (eds.). The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants, vol. II. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
  • Coelho, A.A.de O.P. and Giulietti, A.M. (2006). Revisão Taxonômica das Portulaca L. (Portulacaceae) no Brasil. Tese de doutorado. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Botânica. Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brasil. 196pp.
  • Eggli, U. and Hartmann, H.E.K. (2002). Portulacaceae, pp. 370-433. Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
  • Eliasson, U. (2004). Portulacaceae, pp. 310-312. In: Smith, N., Mori, S.A., Henderson, A., Stevenson, D.W. and Heald, S.V. (eds). Flowering Plants of the Neotropics. Princeton University Press, Princeton.
  • Judd, W.S., Campbell, S.C., Kellogg, E.A. and Stevens, P.F. (1999). Portulacaceae, pp. 248-250. Plant Systematics: A Phylogenetic Approach. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland.
  • Legrand, C.D. (1962). Las Especies Americanas de Portulaca. An. del Mus. de Hist. Nat. de Montevideo 7(3): 9-147.
  • Nyananyo, B.L. (1990). Tribal and generic relationship in the Portulacaceae (Centrospermae). Feddes Repertorium 101:237-241.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 1, 1983 Clement, E. [4.34] Australia K001097820 Type Yes
Rico, L.; Atahuachi, M.; Antesana, C.; Alvarez, L. [1617] Bolivia K000295236 No
Rico, L.; Windsor-Shaw, T.; McRobb, A.; Arroyo, L.; Roth, C. [1490] Bolivia K000295437 No


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