Author: Jan Scholten
Names: Portulacaceous alliance; Portulacinae; Portulacaceous cohort.
In the Apg3 classifcation Portulacales has been recognised as a monophyletic clade within Caryophyllalles. Cactaceae is the biggest family in Portulacales.
In the Plant theory Portulacales is an Order in the Subclass of Caryophyllidae and is placed in Phase 1. The placement in Subphases is tentative.
2. Basellaceae: they feel alone in relationships, adapt too much to the other.
3. Talinaceae: they stay single, in triangular relationships.
4. Cactaceae: they prefer to stay single as others are imperfect.
5. Montiaceae, Anacampserotaceae.
6. Portulacaceae: they prefer to stay single from fear of being used.
They are loners; they feel like an outsider not belonging to a group. There is a desire to belong to a group, a family. But they are often too strange and weird, or consider themselves too strange to be able to be accepted in a group. They are very sensitive and have deep perceptions that they do not recognise in other people. They see themselves as deviating, not fitting in a group. They fear to lose their autonomy when being engaged to marry. They fear that they will give too much and get little in return. So they prefer to stay single, especially after disappointments in relationships or friendships.
Mania alternating depression in relationships.
Opening and closing their heart in relationships.
Fear: losing their autonomy; being dependent.
Ailments from being dominated, authoritarian parents or teachers.
Desire to stay single from fear of being overruled or dominated.
2. Basellaceae: 4 genera; 20 species; pantropical.
Halophytaceae: 1 genus; 1 species, Halophytum ameghinoi; herb; Patagonia; succulent; simple, fleshy, alternate leaves; dd Chenopodiaceae.
3. Talinaceae: shrubs, lianas, herbs; Americas, Africa; Madagascar; long-standing phylogenetic difficulties in placing various genera within the Caryophyllales.
4. Cactaceae: 100 genera; 1500 species; New World; deserts.
5. Montiaceae: 14 genera; 500 species, herbs to shrubs; cosmopolitan; formerly in Portulacaceae.
5. Anacampserotaceae: 3 genera, Anacampseros, Grahamia, Talinopsis; formerly placed in the Portulacaceae.
6. Portulacaceae: 32 genera; 385 species; cosmopolitan.
7. Didiereaceae: 4 genera; 11 species; Madagascar; spiny succulent shrubs; thick water-storing stems; dioecious; leaves produced from areoles, small, single or in pairs, with conical spines; flowers unisexual; sometimes included in Portulacaceae; closely related to Cactaceae, species can be grafted successfully on some cacti.