Plant Diversity ›› 2005, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (05): 471-478.

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Discuss on Some Systematical Problems of Tamaricaceae

ZHANG Dao-Yuan   

  1. Turpan Eremophytes Botanical Garden , Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography , Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Received:2005-02-16 Online:2005-10-01 Published:2005-10-01
  • Contact: ZHANG Dao-Yuan

Abstract: In this paper , some systematical problems, including the classification , differentiation , and systematic relationships between genera of Tamaricaceae, are discussed . Tamaricaceae , together with the family Frankenaceae as sister group , is positioned in the Caryophyllales or Caryophyllidae of the Angiospermae. Based on morphological and molecular evidences , we give support to include Hololachna within the genus Reaumuria , and the establishment of the genus Myrtama Ovcz . & Kinz . Tamaricaceae is composed of two tribes: Trib . Reaumurieae Niedenzu and Trib . Tamariceae Niedenzu ( including Tamarix ,Myrtama and Myricaria) , with the genus Tamarix as evolutionary intermediate .

Key words: Tamaricaceae