Flora of the Southeastern United States
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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); 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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