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Plumbaginaceae

Plumbaginaceae or Leadwort Family is from the order of Caryophyllales. Plumbum is Latin for lead and ago meaning resmblance. Most members of this family are perennials, lianas, herbaceous plants, and a few shrubs. Plumbaginaceae includes about 30 genera and about 725 species.

Plumbaginaceae flowers are usually spikes or racemes. They are bisexual and actinomorphic. The fruit is achene or circumscissile capsule. The plants usualling grow in salty marshes and coastal locations. They are mostly ornamental. Some have medicinal uses.

Plumbaginaceae sub-families include:
Plumbaginoideae
Staticoideae

Genera in the Plumbaginaceae family of plants include:

Acantholimon
Aegialitis
Aeoniopsis
Afrolimon
Armeria
Armeriastrum
Bakerolimon
Bamiania
Bukiniczia
Cephalorhizum
Ceratolimon
Ceratostigma
Chaetolimon
Dictyolimon
Dyerophytum
Eremolimon
Eurychiton
Goniolimon
Ikonnikovia
Limoniastrum
Limoniodes
Limoniopsis
Limonium
Muellerolimon
Neogontscharovia
Plegorhiza
Plumbagella
Plumbagidium
Plumbago
Psylliostachys
Saharanthus
Statice
Taxanthema
Valoradia
Vogelia

Armeria maritima
Armeria maritima
Plumbago
Plumbago auriculate at Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort Garden

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