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Impatiens balsamina from Ericales
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Core eudicots
Clade: Asterids

In the APG II system (2003) for the classification of flowering plants, the name asterids denotes a clade (a monophyletic group).[1]

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.[citation needed] 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:[1]

Note: “ + ....” = optional as a segregate of the preceding family.

APG III[edit]

The APG III system, published in 2009, made several changes:[2]


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