Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:924
Specimens with Barcodes:648
Species With Barcodes:169
Verbenaceae //, commonly known as the verbena family or vervain family, is a family of mainly tropical flowering plants. It contains trees, shrubs and herbs notable for heads, spikes, or clusters of small flowers, many of which have an aromatic smell.
Recent phylogenetic studies have shown that numerous genera traditionally classified in Verbenaceae belong instead in Lamiaceae. The new narrowly circumscribed Verbenaceae family includes some 35 genera and 1,200 species. The mangrove genus Avicennia, sometimes placed in Verbenaceae or in its own family, Avicenniaceae, has rather confidently been placed in Acanthaceae.
Economically important Verbenaceae include:
- Lemon Verbena (Aloysia triphylla), grown for aroma or flavoring
- Verbenas or vervains (Verbena), some used in herbalism, others grown in gardens
The genera in the new narrowly circumscribed family:
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