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Alismatid monocots

Alismatid monocots (alismatids, basal monocots) is an informal name for a group of early branching (hence basal) monocots, consisting of two orders, the Acorales and Alismatales. The name has also been used to refer to the Alismatales alone. Monocots are frequently treated as three informal groupings based on their branching from ancestral monocots and shared characteristics: alismatid monocots, lilioid monocots (the five other non-commelinid monocots) and commelinid monocots. Research at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew is organised into two teams I: Alismatids and Lilioids and II: Commelinids. A similar approach is taken by Judd in his Plant systematics. They also organise their monocot research into two teams I: Alismatids and Lilioids, and II: Commelinids.[1] A similar approach is taken by Judd in his Plant systematics.[2]

PhylogenyEdit

Cladogram showing the orders of monocots (Lilianae sensu Chase & Reveal)[3] based on molecular phylogenetic evidence.

Lilianae sensu Chase & Reveal[3]

Acorales  

Alismatales  

Petrosaviales  

Dioscoreales  

Pandanales  

Liliales  

Asparagales  

commelinid monocots

Dasypogonaceae

Arecales

Poales

Zingiberales

Commelinales

alismatid monocots

ReferencesEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (2016), Monocots I: General Alismatids & Lilioids, archived from the original on 2015-09-14, retrieved 2016-02-06
  • Judd, Walter S.; Campbell, Christopher S.; Kellogg, Elizabeth A.; Stevens, Peter F.; Donoghue, Michael J. (2007), Plant systematics: a phylogenetic approach. (1st ed. 1999, 2nd 2002) (3 ed.), Sinauer Associates, ISBN 0-87893-407-3, retrieved 29 January 2014
  • Chase, Mark W; Reveal, James L (2009), "A phylogenetic classification of the land plants to accompany APG III" (PDF), Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 161 (2): 122–127, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.01002.x