The selection options on this
page, and the menu bar below, provide various paths for exploration or
comparison of four systems of flowering plant classification.
of a Family name will query an index of web links relating to that
or included taxa. This 'gateway' system - eventually to include
vascular plants - is under constant revision. Current options
bar at the base of this page) include:
of the Cronquist System, starting with the Class/Subclass array
and links to Cronquist Subclass pages. This system is used by our
text and the lab herbarium.
to the Takhtajan
System, starting with the Class/Subclass array that links to Takhtajan
starting view of the Thorne System, with the Subclass,
selection and resolution to Subfamily on Superorder pages.
||Informal elements of the Angiosperm
Phylogeny Group system, with family listings in ordinal
where possible and full linkage to family placements of the other
menu that leads to listings of family names with links to either
or Thorne classification systems or, for non-flowering vascular plants,
direct access to internet data for the family via queries to a full
index of URLs.
Handy if pursuit of family-level links (generated by selection of
Family names) should lead far afield.
designed for use by Botany
301 students and developed with funding from the Texas
Higher Education Coordinating Board, is a product of the
A&M Bioinformatics Working Group. Please contact Hugh
Wilson for additions, comments or adjustments.