Aizoaceae Family

Aizoaceae Martinov


The Aizoaceae Family was named and described by Ivan Ivanovič Martinov in Tekhno-Botanicheskīĭ Slovarʹ in 1820.

Plants of the World Online lists 114 accepted genera in this family. A lot has changed in recent years in this family with name changes and relocating, absorbing, etc. It is a good thing, I guess, but it is complicated to explain and leaves many people pretty frustrated. Life goes on…

The 2013 version of The Plant List named 146 accepted genera and SEVERAL unresolved genera. The Plant List is no longer maintained but it is a good way to see progress comparing it with current data.

It will be hard to keep up with how many genera and species names there really are in any family for some time to come…

For more information about this family of plants, please click on the links below. The links take you directly to the information about the family.


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