Asterids

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Asterids
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous–recent [1]
Impatiens capensis (Ericales)
Oregano from Lamiales
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade:
Core eudicots
Clade: Superasterids
Clade: Asterids
Clades

In the

monophyletic group). Asterids is the largest group of flowering plants, with more than 80,000 species, about a third of the total flowering plant species.[2][3] Well-known plants in this clade include the common daisy, forget-me-nots, nightshades (including potatoes, eggplants, tomatoes, chili peppers and tobacco), the common sunflower, petunias, yacon, morning glory, lettuce, sweet potato, coffee, lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, honeysuckle, ash tree, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, table herbs such as mint, basil, and rosemary, and rainforest trees such as Brazil nut
.

Most of the taxa belonging to this clade had been referred to as

ICBN
.

History

Genetic analysis carried out after

In the APG III system, the following clades were renamed:

euasterids I → lamiids
euasterids II → campanulids[4][5]

Phylogeny

The phylogenetic tree presented hereinafter has been proposed by the APG IV project.[3]

asterids 

 Cornales

 Ericales

euasterids
campanulids

Aquifoliales

Asterales

Escalloniales

Bruniales

Apiales

Dipsacales

Paracryphiales

lamiids

Subdivision

Lamiids

The lamiid subclade consists of about 40,000 species and account for about 15% of angiosperm diversity, characterized in general by superior

drupaceous and often single-seeded.[6]

See also

References

Bibliography

  • Stull, Gregory W.; Duno de Stefano, Rodrigo;
    PMID 26507112
    .