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In the APG II seestem (2003) for the classification o flouerin plants, the name asterids denotes a clade (a monophyletic group).[1]

Asterids
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Impatiens balsamina frae Ericales
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Superasterids
Clade: Asterids
Clades

Maist o the taxa belangin tae this clade had been referred tae the Asteridae in the Cronquist seestem (1981) an tae the Sympetalae in earlier seestems. The name asterids (nae necessarily caipitalised) resembles the earlier botanical name but is intendit tae be the name o a clade rather than a formal ranked name, in the sense o the ICBN. This clade is ane o the twa maist speciose groups o eudicots, the ither bein the rosids. It consists o:[1]

Note : “ + ....” = optional as a segregate o the precedin faimily.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Angiosperm Phylogeny Group II (2003), "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG II", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 141: 399–436, http://w3.ufsm.br/herb/An%20update%20of%20the%20Angiosperm%20Phylogeny%20Group.pdf