Ranunculales is an order o flouerin plants. O necessity it contains the faimily Ranunculaceae, the buttercup faimily, because the name o the order is based on the name o a genus in that faimily. Ranunculales belongs tae a paraphyletic group kent as the basal eudicots. It is the maist basal clade in this group; in ether wirds, it is sister tae the remainin eudicots.

Ranunculales
Temporal range: 124–0 Ma
Early Cretaceous–Recent
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Ranunculus repens
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Juss. ex Bercht. & J.Presl[1]
Faimilies

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TaxonomyEedit

The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group recognized seven faimilies in Ranunculales in their APG III system, published in 2009. In the preceding APG II system, they offered the option o three segregate faimilies as shown below.

Note: "+ ..." = optionally separate faimily (that mey be split aff frae the precedin faimily).

Unner this definition, well-kent memmers o Ranunculales include buttercups, clematis, columbines, delphiniums, an poppies.

The Cronquist system (1981) also recognised the order, but placed it in the subclass Magnoliidae, in class Magnoliopsida [= dicotyledons]. It uised this circumscription:

In the Cronquist system, the Papaveraceae an Fumariaceae (includin the plants in the optional faimily Pteridophyllaceae) were treatit as a separate order Papaverales, placed in this same subclass Magnoliidae. The Cronquist circumscription o Ranunculales is nou kent tae be polyphyletic. Sabiaceae is in a clade o basal eudicots separate frae Ranunculales. Coriariaceae is now placed in the order Cucurbitales.

A phylogeny o Ranunculales wis published in 2009, based on molecular phylogenetic analysis o DNA sequences. The authors o this paper revised the subfaimilies an tribes o the order.[2]

ReferencesEedit

  1. APG 2009.
  2. Wei Wang (2009). "Phylogeny and Classification of Ranunculales: Evidence from four molecular loci and morphological data". Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. 11 (2): 81–110. doi:10.1016/j.ppees.2009.01.001. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)

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