Arecidae

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Arecidae is a botanical name at the rank of subclass. Circumscription of the subclass will vary with the taxonomic system being used (there are many such systems); the only requirement being that it includes the family Arecaceae.

Arecidae in the Takhtajan system[edit]

The Takhtajan system[1] used this name for a subclass in the class Liliopsida (=monocotyledons).

Arecidae in the Cronquist system[edit]

The Cronquist system (1981) used this name for a subclass in the class Liliopsida (=monocotyledons), with the circumscription:

APG II system[edit]

The APG II system does not use formal botanical names above the rank of order; it assigns the plants included in this subclass by Cronquist in various taxa throughout the clade monocots. In other words, by today's standards Cronquist's subclass was not a "good" group.

References[edit]

  1. ^ A. Takhtajan (1969, transl. from Russian by C. Jeffrey). Flowering plants: origin and dispersal.  Check date values in: |date= (help)