|Impatiens balsamina from Ericales|
Most of the taxa belonging to this clade had been referred to the Asteridae in the Cronquist system (1981) and to the Sympetalae in earlier systems. The name asterids (not necessarily capitalised) resembles the earlier botanical name but is intended to be the name of a clade rather than a formal ranked name, in the sense of the ICBN. This clade is one of the two most speciose groups of eudicots, the other being the rosids. It consists of:
- clade asterids :
- clade euasterids I
- clade euasterids II
Note : “ + ....” = optional as a segregate of the preceding family.
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- Angiosperm Phylogeny Group II (2003), "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG II", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 141: 399–436, http://w3.ufsm.br/herb/An%20update%20of%20the%20Angiosperm%20Phylogeny%20Group.pdf