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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Zygophyllales

Familia: Zygophyllaceae
Subfamilia: Larreoideae
Genera: Bulnesia – Gonopterodendron – Guaiacum – Larrea – Metharme – Pintoa – Plectrocarpa – Porlieria


Larreoideae Sheahan & M.W.Chase, Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 122(4): 299. (1996)

Type genus: Larrea Cav., Anales Hist. Nat. 2(4): 119 (1800), nom. cons.

Note: This circumscription follows Godoy-Bürki (2018) not Christenhusz et al. (2018), due to their detailed analyses.

Sheahan, M.C. & Chase, M.W. 1996. A phylogenetic analysis of Zygophyllaceae R.Br. based on morphological, anatomical and rbcL DNA sequence data. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 122: 279–299. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.1996.tb02077.x Open access Reference page.
Christenhusz, M.J.M., Fay, M.F. & Byng, J.W. (eds). 2018. The Global Flora, Vol. 4: Special Edition, GLOVAP Nomenclature Part 1. Plant Gateway Ltd., Bradford. ISBN 978-0-9929993-9-1 PDF Reference page.
Godoy-Bürki, A.C., Acosta, J.M. & Aagesen, L. 2018. Phylogenetic relationships within the New World subfamily Larreoideae (Zygophyllaceae) confirm polyphyly of the disjunct genus Bulnesia. Systematics and Biodiversity 16(5): 453-468. DOI: 10.1080/14772000.2018.1451406 Paywall ResearchGate Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Larreoideae. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 14 2020.
Sheahan, M.C. & Chase, M.W. 2000. Phylogenetic relationships within Zygophyllaceae based on DNA sequences of three plastid regions, with special emphasis on Zygophylloideae. Systematic Botany 25(2): 371-384. DOI: 10.2307/2666648 Paywall JSTOR Reference page.

Larreoideae is a subfamily of the flowering plant family Zygophyllaceae.[2]

Bulnesia Gay
Guaiacum L.
Larrea Cav.
Pintoa Gay
Porlieria Ruiz & Pav.[1]


"Genera of Zygophyllaceae subfam. Larreoideae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Archived from the original on 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
"Zygophyllaceae R. Br., nom. cons. subfam. Larreoideae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-06-18. Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2009-09-25.

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