The Tribe Lythreae is a member of the Subfamily Faboideae. Here is the complete "parentage" of Lythreae:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Plantae
Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae
Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants
- Phylum: Tracheophyta
Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina
- Infraphylum: Radiatopses Kenrick & Crane, 1997
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina
- Phylum: Tracheophyta Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants
- Kingdom: Plantae Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
The Tribe Lythreae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Genus (25): Adenaria · Ammannia · Capuronia · Crenea · Cuphea · Decodon · Didiplis · Diplusodon · Galpinia · Ginoria · Haitia · Heimia · Hionanthera · Koehneria · Lafoensia · Lourtella · Lythrum · Nesaea · Pehria · Pemphis · Peplis · Physocalymma · Pleurophora · Rotala · Tetrataxis
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 1,792 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Tribe Lythreae.
Adenaria is a genus of plants of family Lythraceae. [more]
Ammannia (alternate spelling Ammania) is a genus of about 25 to 30 species of plants often referred to as redstems from wet areas in America, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. Several species are grown as decorative plants in aquariums. [more]
Cuphea () is a genus containing about 260 species of annual and perennial flowering plants native to warm temperate to tropical regions of the Americas. The species range from low-growing herbs to semi-woody shrubs up to 2 m tall. Commonly they are known as cupheas, or, in the case of some species, as cigar plants. The generic name is derived from the Greek word ??f?? (kyphos), meaning "bent," "curved," or "humped." [more]
Ginoria is a genus of in family Lythraceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): [more]
Heimia is a genus of flowering plants in the loosestrife family, Lythraceae. It contains two or three species of closely related shrubs commonly known as sun opener or shrubby yellowcrest. They are native to the Americas, from northern Argentina north to the southernmost United States (southern Texas). The leaves are 2?5 cm long and 1 cm broad, entire, and variably arranged alternate, opposite or whorled on the stems. All species produce five-petaled yellow flowers. The plants have a history of medicinal use in a variety of American cultures. Several pharmacologically active alkaloids have been detected in the plants. The generic names honours German physician Ernst Ludwig Heim (1747?1834). [more]
Lafoensia is a genus of in family Lythraceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): [more]
Lythrum is a genus commonly known as loosestrife. It is one of 32 genera of the family Lythraceae. [more]
Nesaea was one of the Nereids who gathered round Thetis in her sympathetic grief for Achilles' loss of Patroclus. This name is used to describe a genus of plants in the family Lythraceae. [more]
Shrubs to densely branched, small trees, maritime; all parts densely covered by grayish silky trichomes. Leaves opposite, sessile or subsessile. Flowers axillary, solitary or paired, 6-merous, actinomorphic, distylous. Floral tube turbinate, 12-ribbed; sepals short; epicalyx segments present, ca. 1/2 as long as or equaling sepals. Petals white or pale pink. Stamens 12, scarcely biseriate, inserted somewhat above base of floral tube, 6 exserted in short-styled flowers, all included in long-styled flowers. Ovary vestigially 3- or 4-locular, appearing 1-loculed with free, central placentation. Capsule dry, circumscissile, slightly exserted at maturity. Seeds irregularly obpyramidal, wingless. [more]
Herbs, annual, decumbent or creeping, adventitiously rooting at nodes, glabrous. Stem ± 4-angled. Leaves opposite or alternate, sessile. Flowers solitary or infrequently paired, sessile or subsessile, 6-merous, actinomorphic. Floral tube broadly campanulate, broader than long, thinly membranous, 8-12-veined; sepals short; epicalyx segments linear, long. Petals 6 or absent, pale, small, caducous. Stamens (2-) 6, deeply inserted. Ovary sessile, ± globose, incompletely 2-loculed; style short; stigma capitate. Capsule dry, thin walled, splitting irregularly. Seeds numerous, obovoid, convex-concave, small. [more]
Herbs, annual or perennial, aquatic, amphibious, or terrestrial, often anthocyanic with age. Stems glabrous, simple or branched, commonly 4-angled or 4-winged. Leaves decussate or whorled, sessile or subsessile; bracts of inflorescences like foliage leaves or smaller and different in shape. Flowers actinomorphic, monomorphic [or dimorphic], (3 or) 4(-6) -merous, solitary, sessile or shortly pedicellate, in axils of bracts on main stem, on spikelike lateral branchlets, or in terminal spikes. Floral tube campanulate or urceolate, generally globose in fruit; bracteoles 2, at base of floral tube; sepals 3-6, ca. 1/3 length of floral tube or less, deltate; epicalyx alternating with sepals or absent. Petals 3-6, pink-purple to whitish. Stamens 1-6, opposite the sepals. Ovary 2-4-loculed; style long or short; stigma capitate, rarely more massive, discoid. Capsule finely transversely striate (10 × magnification), hyaline, septicidally dehiscent, 2-4-valved. Seeds numerous, brown or reddish brown, ovoid to ellipsoidal, concave-convex, less than 1 mm. [more]
Tetrataxis is a genus of in family Lythraceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): [more]
At least 9 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Tetrataxis.
More info about the Genus Tetrataxis may be found here.
- Cook, A revision of the genus Rotala (Lythraceae) (Boissiera 29: 1-156. 1979).
- Lee Shu-kang & Lau Lan-fang; Ko Wan-chueng; Lo Hsien-shui. 1983. Lythraceae; Sonneratiaceae; Punicaceae. In: Fang Wen-pei & Chang Che-yung, eds., Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 52(2): 67-111; 111-118; 120-121.
- Haining Qin & Shirley A. Graham "Pemphis". in Flora of China Vol. 13 Page 274, 275, 282. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at EFloras.org.
- Haining Qin & Shirley A. Graham "Peplis". in Flora of China Vol. 13 Page 274, 283. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at EFloras.org.
- Haining Qin & Shirley A. Graham "Rotala". in Flora of China Vol. 13 Page 275, 283. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at EFloras.org.
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