Phylogenetic interrelationships of the orders of flowering plants (AGP, 1998)

     "Under each of the supraordinal groups of monocots, commelinoids, core eudicots, rosids, etc., there are a number of families listed without assignment to order.  These families are known to belong within the major group under which they are listed, but their ordinal position is still uncertain.  Similarly, Amborellaceae, Austrobaileyaceae, Canellaceae, etc., are listed at the beginning because they belong neither in any of the phylogenetically "basal" orders at the beginning nor in the monocots or eudicots."

The 'neither' group

from Figure 1. Phylogenetic interrelationships of the orders of flowering plants, compiled from recent cladistic analyses cited in the text. Jackknife support is given on the branches (a dash for values <50%), first jackknife values from analysis of 545 sequences of the rbcL, atpB, and 18S rDNA genes (D. E. Soltis, M. W. Chase, P. S. Soltis, D. Albach, M. E. Mort, V. Savolainen, M. Zanis, and J. S. Farris, unpublished, in preparation) and second jackknife values from analysis of 2538 rbcL sequences (Källersjö et al., 1998). 


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