Nyctaginaceae Juss.

First published in Gen. Pl. [Jussieu] 90. 1789 [4 Aug 1789] (1789)nom. cons.
This family is accepted


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • APG IV (2016)


  • 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.
  • BEHNKE, H.D. & MABRY, T.J. (1994) (eds). Caryophyllales Evolution and Systematics. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 334 p.
  • DALY, C.D. & ROBERTS, A.S. (2004). Nyctaginaceae. In: Flowering Plants of the Neotropics. N. Smith, S.A.Mori, A.Henderson, D.Wm.Stevenson & S.V.Heald (eds). Pricenton University Press. Princeton.
  • FURLAN, A. (1996). A Tribo Pisonieae Meisner (Nyctagimaceae) no Brasil. Tese de Doutorado. São Paulo: UNESP-Rio Claro.
  • HUHN, U. & BITTRICH, V. (1993). Nyctaginaceae. In: The Families and genera of Vascular Plants. p: 473-486. K. Kubitzki, J.G. Rohwer, V.Bittrich (eds) Springer.
  • JUDD, W.S.; CAMPBELL, S. C.; KELLOGG, E. A. & STEVENS, P. F. (1999). Nyctaginaceae. Plant Systematics- A Phylogenetic Approach. p. 313. Sunderland, Sinauer Associates.
  • STEVENS, W.D., ULLOA, C., POOL, A. & MONTIEL, O.M. Nyctaginaceae Juss. (2001). In: Flora da Nicarágua. VOL. 85. p: 1581-1592. Missouri Botanical Garden Press.
  • STEYERMARK, J.A., GERALDO, A., AYMARD, C. (2003). Nyctaginaceae In: Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Vol. 7. p: 101-118. Berry, P.C., Yatskievych & Holst, B.K. (eds). Missouri Botanical Gardens Press.

Trees of New Guinea

  • Rossetto, E.F.S. & Caraballo-Ortiz, M.A. (2020). Splitting the Pisonia birdcatcher trees: re-establishment of Ceodes and Rockia (Nyctaginaceae, Pisonieae). PhytoKeys 152: 121–136
  • Stemmerik, J.F. (1964). Nyctaginaceae. Fl. Males., Ser. I, Spermat. 6: 450–468.
  • Timothy M.A. Utteridge (2022). Trees of New Guinea. Timothy M. A. Utteridge and Laura V. S. Jennings (Eds) Kew Publishing. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2013 Burchell, W.J. [9787] Brazil K000330755 No
Heringer, E.P. [6788] Brazil K001138249 Yes
Hora, M.J. [61] Brazil K001138242 Yes
Rico, L.; Arevshatyan, I.; Rukhkyan, N. [1663] Armenia K000297351 No
Ratter, J.A. [5115] Brazil K001138244 Yes
Harley, R.M. [17179] Brazil K001138245 Yes
Morawetz, W. [2317875] Brazil K001138235 Yes
Melinon, M. [291] French Guiana K001138236 Yes
Tschá, M. [522] Brazil K001138239 Yes
Tschá, M.C. [743] Brazil K001138238 Yes
Melo, M.R.C.S. [157] Brazil K001138243 Yes
Plowman, T. [12948] Brazil K001138248 Yes
Laurêncio, A. [272] Brazil K001138241 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [8319] Brazil K001138233 Yes
Eiten, G. [3383] Brazil K001138247 Yes
Gardner [1387] Brazil K001138240 Yes
Rico, L.; Windsor-Shaw, T.; Malavasi, A.; Viscarra, J. [1269b] Bolivia K000295087 No
Fevereiro, V.P.B. [118] Brazil K001138246 Yes
Granville, J.J. [11624] French Guiana K001138232 Yes
Inácio, E. [144] Brazil K001138237 Yes


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