Lysimachia changed to Myrsinaceae family

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  1. Raakel

    Raakel Active Member

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    Lysimachia in the Myrsinaceae

    Formally Lysimachia was listed at the UBCBG in Primulaceae. GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) and the Angiosperm Phylogeny Website list the genus in Myrsinaceae. A number of other sources still list it in Primulaceae including IPNI (International Plant Names Index) as well as the Flora of China. UBCBG will recognize the genus as part of Myrsinaceae.

    Name changes are recorded in our plant records; however, labeling of individual plants may not reflect these changes until the completion of a subsequent inventory.

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Ditto for Cyclamen, Anagallis, Trientalis and a few other genera.

    The relevant reference is:
    Källersjö, M., Bergqvist, G. & Anderberg, A. A. (2000). Generic realignment in primuloid families of the Ericales s. l.: a phylogenetic analysis based on DNA sequences from three chloroplast genes and morphology. Amer. J. Bot. 87: 1325–1341.
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Accessions of Cyclamen, Anagallis, Trientalis are now listed under the family Myrsinaceae at the UBC Botanical Garden.
     
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    Does that mean Dodecatheon is too?
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thanks Eric, interesting.
     
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    David in L A Active Member 10 Years

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    Expanded Myrsinaceae is now subfamily Myrsinoideae in Primulaceae.
     

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