Superasterids

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Superasterids
Temporal range: Cretaceous–recent
Torenia fournieri at Kudayathoor.jpg
Torenia fournieri
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Core eudicots
Clade: Superasterids
Clades[1]

The superasterids are members of a large clade (monophyletic group) of flowering plants, containing more than 122,000 species.

The clade is divided into 20 orders as defined in APG IV system. These orders, in turn, together comprise about 146 families.[1]

The name is based upon the name "Asteridae", which had usually been understood to be a subclass.

Relationships[edit]

The asterids, Berberidopsidales, Santalales, and Caryophyllales form the superasterids clade.[2] This is one of three groups that compose the Pentapetalae (core eudicots minus Gunnerales),[3] the others being Dilleniales and the superrosids (Saxifragales and rosids).[2]

Phylogeny[edit]

The phylogeny of superasterids shown below is adapted from the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group website.[2]

superasterids 

Berberidopsidales

Santalales

Caryophyllales

asterids 

 Cornales

 Ericales

euasterids
campanulids

Aquifoliales

Asterales

Escalloniales

Bruniales

Apiales

Dipsacales

Paracryphiales

lamiids

Icacinales

Metteniusales

Garryales

Boraginales

Gentianales

Vahliales

Lamiales

Solanales

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2016). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 181 (1): 1–20. doi:10.1111/boj.12385.
  2. ^ a b c Peter F. Stevens (2001), Angiosperm Phylogeny Website
  3. ^ Philip D. Cantino; James A. Doyle; Sean W. Graham; Walter S. Judd; Richard G. Olmstead; Douglas E. Soltis; Pamela S. Soltis & Michael J. Donoghue (2007), "Towards a phylogenetic nomenclature of Tracheophyta" (PDF), Taxon, 56 (3): 822–846, doi:10.2307/25065865

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