FAMILY TREE

FAMILY TREE - Info

The following list (and this website) now endeavours to conform to the APGII taxonomic system of 2009. As such a great deal of rationalisation, re-assignment, abolishment and the invention of totally new families has occurred in comparison to previous systems, such as the Cronquist system. This has all become possible by recent advances in molecular taxonomy.

If you wish to browse the Families, rather than just see one of them, then instead of clicking on the individual Family links below (which will over-write this list), select 'Family Album' to put the Family Album selector in the Contents column on the left.

NOTE - Neither Mosses, Fir Clubmosses nor Liverworts appear in this list, which is for 'flowering' plants and Ferns only.


Family Album

LYCOPHYTES [Clubmosses & Quillworts]
    Lycopodiaceae
    Selaginellaceae
    Isoetaceae

EUSPORANGIATE FERNS [Adder's-tongues & Moonworts]
    Ophioglossaceae

CALOMOPHYTES [Horsetails]
    Equisetaceae

LEPTOSPORANGIATE FERNS [True Ferns]
    Osmundaceae
    Hymenophyllaceae
    Marsileaceae
        Salviniaceae
        Cyatheaceae
    Dicksoniaceae
    Dennstaedtiaceae
    Pteridaceae
    Aspleniaceae
    Thelypteridaceae
    Woodsiaceae
    Blechnaceae
    Onocleaceae
    Dryopteridaceae
        Davalliaceae
        Polypodiaceae

GYMNOSPERMS [Conifers]
    Pinaceae
    Araucariaceae
    Taxaceae
    Cupressaceae

PRE-DICOTS [Primitive Angiosperms]
Nymphaeles
    Cabombaceae
    Nymphaeaceae
Piperales
    Saururaceae
    Aristolochiaceae
Laurales
    Lauraceae
    Ceratophyllaceae
Ranuculales
    Papaveraceae
    Berberidaceae
    Ranunculaceae
Proteales
    Platanaceae
Buxales
    Buxaceae
Gunnerales
    Gunneraceae
Saxifragales
    Paeoniaceae
    Grossulariaceae
    Saxifragaceae
    Crassulaceae
    Haloragaceae
Vitales
    Vitaceae
Fabales
    Fabaceae
    Polygalaceae
Rosales
    Rosaceae
    Elaeagnaceae
    Rhamnaceae
    Ulmaceae
    Cannabaceae
    Moraceae
    Urticaceae
Fagales
    Nothofagaceae
    Fagaceae
    Myricaceae
    Juglandaceae
    Betulaceae
Cucurbitales
    Cucurbitaceae
Celastrales
    Celastraceae
    Parnassiaceae
Oxalidales
    Oxalidaceae
Malpighiales
    Euphorbiaceae
    Elatinaceae
    Salicaceae
    Violaceae
    Linaceae
    Hypericaceae
Geraniales
    Geraniaceae
Myrtales
    Lythraceae
    Onagraceae
    Myrtaceae
Crossomatales
    Staphyleaceae
Sapindales
    Anacardiaceae
    Rutaceae
    Simaroubaceae
Malvales
    Malvaceae
    Thymelaeaceae
    Cistaceae
Brassicales
    Tropaeolaceae
    Limnanthaceae
        Resedaceae
        Cleomaceae
    Brassicaceae
Santalales
    Santalaceae
Caryophyllales
    Frankeniaceae
    Tamaricaceae
    Plumbaginaceae
    Polygonaceae
    Droseraceae
    Caryophyllaceae
    Amaranthaceae
    Aizoaceae
    Phytolaccaceae
    Nyctaginaceae
        Montiaceae
        Basellaceae
    Portulacaceae
Conales
    Cornaceae
    Hydrangeaceae
Ericales
    Balsaminaceae
    Polemoniaceae
    Primulaceae
    Diapensiaceae
        Sarraceniaceae
        Clethraceae
    Ericaceae
Garryales
    Garryaceae
Gentianales
    Rubiaceae
    Gentianaceae
    Apocynaceae
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    Boraginaceae
Solanales
    Convolvulaceae
    Solanaceae
Lamiales
    Oleaceae
    Calceolariaceae
    Gesneriaceae
    Plantaginaceae
        Hippuridaceae
    Scrophulariaceae
    Lamiaceae
    Phrymaceae
    Paulowniaceae
    Orobanchaceae
    Lentibulariaceae
        Acanthaceae
        Bignoniaceae
    Verbenaceae
Aquifoliales
    Aquifoliaceae
Asterales
    Campanulaceae
    Menyanthaceae
    Asteraceae
Escalloniales
    Escalloniaceae
Dipsacales
    Adoxaceae
    Caprifoliaceae
    Valerianaceae
    Dipsacaceae
Apiales
    Griseliniaceae
    Pittosporaceae
    Araliaceae
    Hydrocotylaceae
    Apiaceae

MONOCOTS [Monocotyledons]
Aliamatales
    Acoraceae
    Araceae
    Tofieldiaceae
    Alismataceae
    Butomaceae
    Hydrocharitaceae
    Scheuchzeriaceae
    Aponogetonaceae
Juncaginaceae
    Zosteraceae
    Potamogetonaceae
    Ruppiaceae
Dioscoreales
    Nartheciaceae
    Dioscoreaceae
Liliales
    Melanthiaceae
    Alstroemeriaceae
    Colchicaceae
    Liliaceae
Asparagales
    Orchidaceae
    Iridaceae
    Xanthorrhoeaceae
    Alliaceae
        Asparagaceae
Arecales
        Arecaceae
Commelinales
    Commelinaceae
    Pontederiaceae
Poales
    Typhaceae
    Bromeliaceae
    Eriocaulaceae
    Juncaceae
    Cyperaceae
    Poaceae

Family Album


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