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Asterids

  1. Birgitta Bremer

Published Online: 3 MAY 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003685

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How to Cite

Bremer, B. 2005. Asterids. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. The Bergius Foundation at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAY 2005

Abstract

The informal angiosperm group asterids consists of 107 families and over 80 000 species. It is named after the genus Aster of the Asteraceae family. Today 10 orders, viz. Cornales, Ericales, Garryales, Gentianales, Lamiales, Solanales, Aquifoliales, Apiales, Asteriales, and Dipsacales, are included in the group.

Keywords:

  • flowering plants;
  • angiosperms;
  • eudicots;
  • systematics;
  • phylogeny