Passifloraceae

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Passifloraceae
Passion flower.jpg
Passiflora caerulea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Passifloraceae
Juss. ex Roussel[1][2]
Subfamilies

Malesherbioideae
Passifloroideae
Turneroideae[1]

Synonyms

Malesherbiaceae D.Don, nom. cons. Modeccaceae Horan.
Paropsiaceae Dumort.
Turneraceae Kunth ex DC., nom. cons.[1]

Passifloraceae is a family of flowering plants, containing about 530 species classified in around 27 genera.[1] They include trees, shrubs, lianas and climbing plants, and are mostly found in tropical regions.

The family takes its name from the passion flower genus (Passiflora) which includes the edible passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) as well as garden plants such as Maypop and Running Pop.

The former Cronquist system of classification placed this family in the order Violales, but under more modern classifications systems such as that proposed by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group, this is absorbed into the Malpighiales.

Genera

Subfamily Malesherbioideae

Subfamily Passifloroideae

Tribe Paropsieae
Tribe Passifloreae

Subfamily Turneroideae

Excluded genera

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Family: Passifloraceae Juss. ex Roussel, nom. cons.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2003-01-17. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  2. Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  3. "GRIN Genera of Passifloraceae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  4. "GRIN genera sometimes placed in Passifloraceae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 

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