Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Saxifragaceae A.L. de Jussieu. Saxifrage Family.

Key to Saxifragaceae

If narrowly circumscribed (as here), a family of about 35 genera and 500-650 species, herbs (mainly perennial), nearly cosmopolitan, but especially diverse in warm temperate and cold temperate regions of North America and Eurasia. The circumscription of a much narrower Saxifragaceae is clearly warranted, based on a wide variety of data, and strongly corroborated by molecular data (Morgan & Soltis 1993 and many later references).

Ref: Morgan & Soltis (1993); Soltis In Kubitzki, Bayer, & Stevens (2007); Spongberg (1972); Wells & Elvander (2009) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2009). Show full citations.

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