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Taxonavigation: Geraniales 
Classification System: APG III

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Geraniales

Familia: Francoaceae
Genera: Balbisia – Bersama – Cissarobryon – Francoa – Greyia – Melianthus – Rhynchotheca – Tetilla – Wendtia – Viviania


Francoaceae A. Juss. Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris)25: 9. (1832)



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  • Applequist, W.L. 2012. Report of the nomenclature committee for vascular plants: 64. Taxon 61(5): 1108–1117. There was no consensus for or against a proposal to superconserve Melianthaceae against Francoaceae.
  • Palazzesi, L., Gottschling, M., Barreda, V., & Weigend, M. (2012) First Miocene fossils of Vivianiaceae shed new light on phylogeny, divergence times, and historical biogeography of Geraniales. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 107: 67-85. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2012.01910.x Full text from ResearchGate reference page 
  • Reveal, J.L. 2009. (1915) Proposal to conserve Melianthaceae, nom. cons., against Francoaceae (Magnoliophyta), a superconservation" proposal. Taxon 58(4): 1373–1374.
  • Stevens, P.F. 2001 onwards. Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 12, July 2012 [and more or less continuously updated since]. (web site)
  • Sytsma, K.J., Spalink, D. & Berger, B. 2014. Calibrated chronograms, fossils, outgroup relationships, and root priors: re‐examining the historical biogeography of Geraniales. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 113(1): 29-49. doi: 10.1111/bij.12297 Full text PDF  reference page 
  • 2014. Francoaceae Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Jan. 30.
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