Dasypogonaceae

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Dasypogonaceae
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'Kingia australis in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Dasypogonaceae
Dumort.[1]
genera

Baxteria R. Br.
Calectasia R. Br.
Dasypogon R. Br.
Kingia R. Br.

Dasypogonaceae is a family of flowering plants. Such a family has not been commonly recognized by taxonomists: the plants involved were usually included in the family Xanthorrhoeaceae. Dasypogonaceae includes four genera with 16 species.[2]

The APG II system, of 2003 (unchanged from the APG system, of 1998) does accept the family and assigns the family to the clade commelinids, unplaced as to order. In turn, the commelinids belong to the monocots.

The APG IV system, of 2016 places the family in order Arecales, after some studies revealed the family as sister to Arecaceae.[3]

The family is endemic to Australia, and comprises 16 species in four genera. The best known representative is Kingia australis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  2. ^ Christenhusz, M. J. M.; Byng, J. W. (2016). "The number of known plants species in the world and its annual increase". Phytotaxa (Magnolia Press) 261 (3): 201–217. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.261.3.1. 
  3. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2016). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 181 (1): 1–20. doi:10.1111/boj.12385. Retrieved 2016-04-10. 

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