Caryophyllales


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Caryophyllales

[¦kar·ē·ō·fə′lā·lēz]
(botany)
An order of dicotyledonous plants in the subclass Caryophyllidae characterized by free-central or basal placentation.
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Wood anatomy and successive cambia in Simmondsia (Simmondsiaceae): evidence for inclusion in Caryophyllales s.
Dicotyledons: Malvales, Capparales, and non-betalain Caryophyllales.
Contrary to Thorne, Dahlgren (1983) reduced to nothing the value of stamen centrifugal development in some Caryophyllales, since it is merely a case of convergence.
All analyses support recognition of the sister-group relationship of Asteropeia and Physena and their placement as the sister-group to Caryophyllales.
Among the equally parsimonious trees, the only differences between trees are in the relative positions of the genera in Caryophyllales clade.
Asteropeia and Physena are strongly supported as sister-genera that are then sister to Caryophyllales.
The relationship of Caryophyllales with Plumbaginales and Polygonales has been proposed before in many classifications systems (Cronquist, 1988; Takhtajan, 1969; Thorne, 1992).
We propose new taxonomic affinities for Physena and Asteropeia as the closest relatives of Caryophyllales.