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Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 168, Issue 3–4, pp 123–141 | Cite as

Cladistic analyses of some net-veinedLiliiflorae

  • John G. Conran
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Abstract

Comparisons between previous intuitive or phenetic classifications of the netveinedLiliiflorae was used to determine a suitable group of taxa for cladistic analyses. The resultant 48 genera and generic groupings comprising 19 families from within theAsparagales, Liliales andDioscoreales were then analysed. The cladistics largely supported previous treatments, with theLiliales, Dioscoreales andAsparagales all monophyletic.

Key words

Angiosperms Liliiflorae Liliales Dioscoreales Asparagales Cladistics relationships taxonomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John G. Conran
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  1. 1.Botany DepartmentMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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