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Oxalidales

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Kingdom  Plantae
Clade  Eudicots
Clade  Fabids
Higher classification  Rosids
Clade  Angiosperms
Clade  Rosids
Scientific name  Oxalidales
Rank  Order
Oxalidales Oxalidales
Lower classifications  Cunoniaceae, Cephalotus follicularis, Eucryphia, Davidsonia

The Oxalidales is an order of flowering plants, included within the rosid subgroup of eudicots. Compound leaves are common in Oxalidales and the majority of the species in this order have five or six sepals and petals. The following families are typically placed here:

Oxalidales OXALIDALES Heinze Main Tree Synapomorphies
  • Family Brunelliaceae
  • Family Cephalotaceae (Cephalotus follicularis)
  • Family Connaraceae
  • Family Cunoniaceae
  • Family Elaeocarpaceae
  • Family Huaceae
  • Family Oxalidaceae (wood sorrel family)
  • The Cephalotaceae family contains a single species, a pitcher plant found in Southwest Australia.

    Under the Cronquist system, most of the above families were placed in the Rosales. The Oxalidaceae were placed in the Geraniales, and the Elaeocarpaceae split between the Malvales and Polygalales, in the latter case being treated as the Tremandraceae.

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    Phylogeny

    The phylogeny of the Oxalidales shown below is adapted from the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group website.


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    Oxalidales Oxalidales Wikispecies

    References

    Oxalidales Wikipedia


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