The plant family Papaveraceae was named and described by Antoine Laurent de Jussieu in Genera Plantarum in 1789.
As of 2-4-21 when I last updated this page, Plants of the World Online lists 42 genera in this family commonly referred to as the poppy family. The is a family mostly of herbaceous plants (annuals, biennials, and perennials) but also includes a few trees and shrubs.
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