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Kew Bulletin

, Volume 66, Issue 1, pp 5–48 | Cite as

Summary of recent systems of angiosperm classification

  • James L. Reveal
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Summary

Seven recently established (2007 – 2010) systems of classification for flowering plants (Magnoliidae or angiosperms) are uniformly arranged in a linear fashion to allow ready comparisons with an eighth proposed anew here. Uniform names and orthography are used throughout with author abbreviations; however, the choice of names above the rank of family are not standardised as rules of priority do not apply. Full bibliographic information is not given but is available both in print and online. The numbers of names per rank for each system is given. Two previously unpublished names recognised by Takhtajan in 2009, Aextoxicales and Polypremaceae, are validated. In addition nine suborder and two family names are established: Alseuosmiineae, Campynematineae, Crossosomatineae, Geissolomatineae, Mazaceae, Proteineae, Rehmanniaceae, Rutineae, Sarraceniineae, Simmondsiineae, and Smilacineae.

Key Words

Magnoliidae Mazaceae new family names Polypremaceae Rehmanniaceae 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium, Department of Plant BiologyIthacaUSA

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