Lythraceae

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Lythraceae

Lythrum salicaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Lythraceae
Genera

Adenaria
Ammannia
Capuronia
Crenea
Cuphea
Decodon
Didiplis
Diplusodon
Galpinia
Ginoria
Haitia
Heimia
Hionanthera
Koehneria
Lafoensia
Lagerstroemia
Lawsonia
Lourtella
Lythrum
Nesaea
Pehria
Pemphis
Peplis
Physocalymma
Pleurophora
Rotala
Tetrataxis
Woodfordia

Lythraceae is a family of flowering plants. It includes 500-600 species of mostly herbs, with some shrubs and trees, in 24-28 genera. Lythraceae have a worldwide distribution, with most species in the tropics but ranging into temperate climate regions as well.

The family is named after the type genus, Lythrum, the loosestrifes (e.g. Lythrum salicaria Purple loosestrife).

References

de:Weiderichgewächse es:Lythraceae fr:Lythraceae nl:Kattenstaartfamilie no:Kattehalefamilien

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