Caryophyllaceae subfam. Paronychioideae
Pl. Vasc. Gen. 1: 132
2: 96. 1838
s North America, South America (Andean region), Europe (Mediterranean region), Asia (Mediterranean region, e to India), Africa (Mediterranean region).
Genera 17, species ca. 200 (6 genera, 32 species in the flora).
Paronychioideae is characterized by the presence of stipules, petaloid staminodes, and usually indehiscent utricles. It is of similar size to Polycarpoideae; about two-thirds of the species are found in Paronychia and Herniaria. Paronychioideae is sometimes segregated from Caryophyllaceae as Illecebraceae, due to emphasis on the utricle; molecular data does not support recognition of Illecebraceae (M. Nepokroeff et al. 2002; R. D. Smissen et al. 2002). While there are some features shared with Polycarpoideae (stipules, solanad type of embryogeny), floral reduction is more pronounced in this group.
Tentatively, Corrigioleae (Telephium and Corrigiola) is included here. M. G. Gilbert (1987) proposed transferring this tribe to Molluginaceae, noting that the morphological anomalies within Caryophyllaceae, including alternate leaves, exhibited in these plants were reduced under such an alignment. M. Nepokroeff et al. (2002) retained the tribe within Caryophyllaceae, placed as a sister group to the rest of the family.
|Author||Richard K. Rabeler + and Ronald L. Hartman +|
|Distribution||s North America +, South America (Andean region) +, Europe (Mediterranean region) +, Asia (Mediterranean region +, e to India) + and Africa (Mediterranean region). +|
|Illustrator||Barbara Alongi +|
|Publication title||Pl. Vasc. Gen. +|
|Publication year||1838 +|
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|Taxon family||Caryophyllaceae +|
|Taxon name||Caryophyllaceae subfam. Paronychioideae +|
|Taxon parent||Stipulicida +|
|Taxon rank||subfamily +|
|Volume||Volume 5 +|