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Kingdom  Plantae
Clade  Monocots
Scientific name  Arecales
Rank  Order
Clade  Angiosperms
Clade  Commelinids
Higher classification  Commelinids
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Lower classifications  Palm trees, Areca palm, Oil palms, Livistona, Trachycarpus

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Arecales is an order of flowering plants. The order has been widely recognised only for the past few decades; until then, the accepted name for the order including these plants was Principes.


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The Cronquist system of 1981 assigned the order to the subclass Arecidae in the class Liliopsida (= monocotyledons).

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The Thorne system (1992) and the Dahlgren system assigned the order to the superorder Areciflorae, also called Arecanae in the subclass Liliidae (= monocotyledons), with the single family Arecaceae.

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The APG II system of 2003 recognised the order and placed it in the clade commelinids in the monocots and uses this circumscription:

  • order Arecales
  • This was unchanged from the APG system of 1998, although it used the spelling "commelinoids" instead of commelinids.

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    The APG IV system of 2016 places Dasypogonaceae in this order, after studies shown Dasypogonaceae as sister to Arecaceae.


    Arecales Wikipedia

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