Cleomaceae Airy Shaw

First published in Kew Bull. 18(2): 256. 1965 [8 Dec 1965] (1965)isonym
This family is accepted

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  • APG IV (2016)


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  • Hall, J. C., H. H. Iltis, and K. J. Sytsma.  (2004).  Molecular phylogenetics of core Brassicales, placement of orphan genera Emblingia, Forchhammeria, Tirania, and character evolution.  Syst. Bot. 29: 654-669.
  • Hall, J. C., K. J. Sytsma, and H. H. Iltis.  (2002).  Phylogeny of Capparaceae and Brassicaceae based on chloroplast sequence data.  Amer. J. Bot. 89: 1826-(1842).
  • Holmgren, P. K. and A. Cronquist.  (2005).  Cleomaceae.  In: A. Cronquist et al. (eds.) Intermountain Flora.  Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A.  New York and London.  Vol. 2, part B, pp. 160-174.
  • Iltis, H. H.  (1957).  Studies in the Capparidaceae, III.  Evolution and phylogeny of the western North American Cleomoideae.  Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 44: 77-119.
  • Iltis, H. H.  (1960).  Studies in the Capparidaceae, VII.  Old World cleomes adventive in the New World.  Brittonia 12: 279-294.
  • Kers, L. E.  (2003).  Capparaceae.  In: K. Kubitzki and C. Bayer (eds.).  The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants.  Vol. 5, pp. 36-56.  Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.
  • Sánchez-Acebo, L.  (2005).  A phylogenetic study of the New World Cleome (Brassicaceae, Cleomoideae).  Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 92: 179-201.
  • Woodson, R. E. Jr.  (1948).  Gynandropsis, Cleome, and Podandrogyne.  Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 35: 139-148.
  • Zhang, M. L. & G. C. Tucker. (2008). Cleomaceae. In: Wu, C. Y., Raven, P. H. & Hong, D. Y. (eds.), Flora of China 7: 429-432. Science Press, Beijing and Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.


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