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Diversity And Classification of
Flowering Plants:
Eudicots: Asterids

Michael G. Simpson

Asterids	


Ovules...
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ASTERIDS
CORNALES
Cornaceae
Curtissiaceae
Grubbiaceae
Hydrangeaceae
Hydrostachyaceae
Loasaceae
ERICALES
Acti...
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Apocynaceae, s.l. - Dogbane/Milkweed family (Greek
for "away from dog," in reference to past use of some tax...
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APOCYNACEAE	

Allamanda “yellow bell”	

Plumeria “kalachuchi”	

Nerium oleander “adelfa”	

Thev...
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pollinium

Rubiaceae — Coffee family
Eudicots asterids fs2013.pptx
Eudicots asterids fs2013.pptx
Eudicots asterids fs2013.pptx
Eudicots asterids fs2013.pptx
Eudicots asterids fs2013.pptx
Eudicots asterids fs2013.pptx
Eudicots asterids fs2013.pptx
Eudicots asterids fs2013.pptx
Eudicots asterids fs2013.pptx
Eudicots asterids fs2013.pptx
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  1. 1. 10/14/13   Diversity And Classification of Flowering Plants: Eudicots: Asterids Michael G. Simpson Asterids Ovules unitegmic, tenuinucellate •  Very large, diverse group •  10 orders, many families •  Putative apomorphies: –  iridoid compounds –  sympetalous corolla –  ovules: unitegmic (one integument), tenuinucellate (megasporangium 1-cell thick) 1  
  2. 2. 10/14/13   ASTERIDS CORNALES Cornaceae Curtissiaceae Grubbiaceae Hydrangeaceae Hydrostachyaceae Loasaceae ERICALES Actinidiaceae Balsaminaceae Clethraceae Cyrillaceae Diapensiaceae Ebenaceae EUASTERIDS I GENTIANALES Apocynaceae Gelsmiaceae Gentianaceae Loganiaceae Rubiaceae LAMIALES Acanthaceae Bignoniaceae Byblidaceae Calceolariaceae Carlemanniaceae Gesneriaceae Lamiaceae Lentibulariaceae Martyniaceae   Oleaceae Orobanchaceae Paulowniaceae Pedaliaceae Phyrmaceae Plantaginaceae Schlegeliaceae Scrophulariaceae Stilbaceae Tetrachondraceae Verbenaceae SOLANALES Convolvulaceae Hydroleaceae Montiniaceae Solanaceae Sphenocleaceae Ericaceae Fouquieriaceae Lecythidaceae Maesaceae Marcgraviaceae Myrsinaceae Pentaphylacaceae Polemoniaceae Primulaceae Roridulaceae Sapotaceae Sarraceniaceae Styracaceae Symplocaceae Tetrameristaceae Theaceae Theophrastaceae EUASTERIDS II Bruniaceae Columelliaceae Eremosynaceae Escalloniaceae Paracryphiaceae Polyosmaceae Sphenostemonaceae Tribelaceae APIALES Apiaceae Araliaceae Aralidiaceae Griseliniaceae Mackinlayaceae Melanophyllaceae Myodocarpaceae Pennantiaceae Pittosporaceae Torricelliaceae AQUIFOLIALES Aquifoliaceae Cardiopteridaceae Helwingiaceae Phyllonmaceae Stemonuraceae ASTERALES Alseuosmiaceae Argophyllaceae Asteraceae Calyceraceae Campanulaceae Goodeniaceae   EUASTERIDS I Boraginaceae Cordiaceae* Ehretiaceae* Heliotropaceae* Hydrophyllaceae* Lennoaceae* Icacinaceae Oncothecaceae Vahliaceae GARRYALES Eucommiaceae Garryaceae Menyanthaceae Pentaphragmataceae Phellinaceae Rousseaceae Stylidiaceae DIPSACALES Adoxaceae Caprifoliaceae* Diervillaceae* Dipsacaceae* Linnaeaceae* Morinaceae* Valerianaceae* 2  
  3. 3. 10/14/13   Apocynaceae, s.l. - Dogbane/Milkweed family (Greek for "away from dog," in reference to past use of some taxa as a dog poison). 411 genera / 4,650 species. The Apocynaceae, s.l. •  5-merous perianth/androecium, •  the gynoecium usually with 2 carpels, •  ovaries distinct in some taxa with styles connate (in Asclepiadoids androecium adnate to single stigma forming a gynostegium and pollen fused to form pollinia, each half derived from an adjacent anther), K (5) C (5) A 5 or (5) G (2) [(-8)], superior, rarely halfinferior. 3  
  4. 4. 10/14/13   •  •  •  •  APOCYNACEAE Allamanda “yellow bell” Plumeria “kalachuchi” Nerium oleander “adelfa” Thevetia “false yellow bell” retinaculum 4  
  5. 5. 10/14/13   pollinium Rubiaceae — Coffee family

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