The Boraginaceae Family was named and described by Antoine Laurent de Jussieu in Genera Plantarum in 1789.
Plants of the World Online lists 144 accepted genera in the family. The Wikipedia says there are about 2,000 species in 146 genera. The 2013 version of The Plant List (no longer maintained) listed 155 genera (plus MANY unresolved genera) with a total of 2,686 accepted species and 290 accepted infraspecific names, a total of 4,973 synonyms and 4,103 unresolved species.
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