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Gelsemiaceae Struwe & V.A. Albert. Jessamine Family.

A family of 3 genera and about 13 species, shrubs and vines, of tropical and warm temperate America, Africa, and Asia (Struwe 2018). There is persuasive evidence that Gelsemium, Mostuea Didrichsen, and Pteleocarpa Oliver, traditionally treated as part of a heterogeneous Loganiaceae, should be accorded family status as Gelsemiaceae (Backlund, Oxelman, & Bremer 2000; Struwe, Albert, & Bremer 1994; Sennblad & Bremer 1996; Struwe et al. (2015). The Gelsemiaceae form a clade most closely related to the Apocynaceae (Backlund, Oxelman, & Bremer 2000).

Ref: Backlund, Oxelman, Bremer (2000); Krings (2023a) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2023a); Rogers (1986); Sennblad & Bremer (1996); Struwe (2018) In Kadereit & Bittrich (2018); Struwe et al. (2015); Struwe, Albert, & Bremer (1994). Show full citations.

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