family of plants

In botany, Nymphaeaceae is the name of a family of plants which grow in water. The family is also called water-lily family.

Water Lily with Flower
Scientific classification

Salisb. (1805)

Their flowers suggest they are one of the earliest groups of angiosperms.[1] Modern genetic analyses by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group researchers has confirmed its basal position among flowering plants.[2][3][4]

Also, the Nymphaeaceae are more diverse and wdespread than other basal angiosperms.[5][6] Nymphaeaceae is in the order Nymphaeales. According to the most widely accepted flowering plant classification system, this is the second diverging group of angiosperms after Amborella.[2][3][4]

References change

  1. Les, Donald H. et al 1999. Phylogeny, classification and floral evolution of water lilies (Nymphaeaceae; Nymphaeales): a synthesis of non-molecular, rbcL, matK, and 18S rDNA Data. Systematic Botany 24 (1) 28-46.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009), "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 161 (2): 105–121, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x, archived from the original on 2017-05-25, retrieved 2010-12-10
  3. 3.0 3.1 As easy as APG III - Scientists revise the system of classifying flowering plants, The Linnean Society of London, 2009-10-08, retrieved 2009-10-29
  4. 4.0 4.1 APG III tidies up plant family tree, Horticulture Week, 2009-10-08, retrieved 2009-10-29
  5. Coiro, Mario & Maria Rosaria Barone Lumaga 2013. Aperture evolution in Nymphaeaceae: insights from a micromorphological and ultrastructural investigation, Grana, DOI:10.1080/00173134.2013.769626
  6. Pellicer, Jaume et al 2013. Insights into the dynamics of genome size and chromosome evolution in the early diverging angiosperm lineage Nymphaeales (water lilies). Genome. 10.1139/gen-2013-0039