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Primulaceae Batsch. Primrose Family.

Key to Primulaceae

As broadly circumscribed to include Myrsinaceae and Samolaceae, cosmopolitan in distribution. Following the discovery that various herbaceous and largely temperate genera (Lysimachia , Trientalis, Anagallis, and Samolus, etc.) traditionally placed in Primulaceae actually were more closely related to the largely tropical and woody Myrsinaceae, various authors, including Källersjö, Bergqvist, & Anderberg (2000) and Martins, Oberprieler, & Hellwig (2003) proposed the transfer of these genera respectively to Myrsinaceae and Theophrastaceae. Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009, 2016) alternatively merges Samolaceae and Myrsinaceae into Primulaceae, and recognizes variation at the subfamilial and tribal ranks; this approach is followed here.

Ref: Anderberg In Kubitzki et al. (2004); APG I (1998); APG III (2009); Channell & Wood (1959); Cholewa (2009a) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2009); Cholewa & Kelso (2009) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2009); Cholewa, Pipoly, and Ricketson (2009) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2009); Källersjö, Bergqvist, & Anderberg (2000); Larson et al. (2023); Martins, Oberprieler, & Hellwig (2003); Ståhl & Anderberg (2004) In Kubitzki et al. (2004); Ståhl & Källersjö (2004); Yan et al. (2018). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Lysimachia | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Hottonia inflata | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Myrsine | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Anagallis | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Sam Kieschnick, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Sam Kieschnick | Androsace occidentalis source | Original Image ⭷ Warning: was NOT research grade.
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Centunculus | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Lysimachia | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Zihao Wang, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Zihao Wang | Primula japonica source | Original Image ⭷ Warning: was NOT research grade.
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Steironema | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Bonellia | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Steironema | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Bonellia | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Aidan Campos | Myrsine source | Original Image ⭷

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