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Papaveraceae A.L. de Jussieu. Poppy Family.

Key to Papaveraceae

A family of 23 genera and about 230 species, mainly herbs (some shrubs and small trees), largely north temperate in distribution. APG IV (2016) treated Papaveraceae broadly, to include Fumariaceae and small splinter families Pteridophyllaceae and Hypecoaceae (sister to Fumariaceae+Papaveraceae). Phylogenetically, this is one option, but another option (followed here) results in smaller monophyletic families that are also morphologically easier to characterize and to use as practical tools in teaching and learning. Pteridophyllaceae is sister to Hypecoaceae+Fumariaceae.

Ref: APG IV (2016); Hoot, Wefferling, & Wulff (2015); Kadereit In Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993); Kiger (1997) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1997); Peng et al. (2023); Wang et al. (2009). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Papaver | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Stylophorum | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Eschscholzia californica, Harmony Headlands State Park, San Luis Obispo County, California 1 by Alan Cressler | Eschscholzia californica ssp. californica source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Юрий Данилевский (Yuriy Danilevsky), some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Юрий Данилевский (Yuriy Danilevsky) | Glaucium corniculatum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Andrew Conboy, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Andrew Conboy | Macleaya cordata source | Original Image ⭷ Warning: was NOT research grade.


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