Gamopetalae

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12 species of Asteraceae under Bentham and Hooker's Gamopetalae

Gamopetalae [1] is an artificial group used in the identification of plants based on Bentham and Hooker's classification system.[2] George Bentham and Joseph Dalton Hooker published an excellent classification in three volumes between 1862 and 1883. As a natural system of classification, it does not show evolutionary relationship between plants but still is a useful and popular system of classification based on a dichotomous key especially for the flowering plant groups (angiosperms). It is the most popular system of classification based on key characteristics enabling taxonomic students to quickly identify plant groups based only on physical characteristics. However, it is not a scientific group and is used for identification purposes only based on similar plant characteristics. Under the system Gamopetalae is a Sub Class and comprises;

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