Author: Jan Scholten
Clades: Physenales; Caryophyllidae; Asteranae; Angiospermae; Plants.
Genera: Adenogramma, Coelanthum, Glinus, Hypertelis, Mollugo, Paramollugo, Pharnaceum, Polpoda, Psammotropha, Suessenguthiella, Trigastrotheca.
Molluginaceae was previously included in the Aizoaceae. The Apg3 system made no change in the status of the family as compared to the Apg2 system, except placing Corrigiola and Telephium into Caryophyllaceae, Corbichonia in Lophiocarpaceae, Microtea into Microteaceae and Limeum in Limeaceae. In addition Macarthuria was found not to be related to Limeum and was placed in Macarthuriaceae. Similarly species formerly placed in Hypertelis, apart from type species Hypertelis spergulacea were found to belong elsewhere and were described as Kewa in the family Kewaceae. Molluginaceae is still assigned to the order Caryophyllales.