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Campanula portenschlagiana
Scientific classification

Asteridae is a Linnaean term with the rank of subclass. By definition it always includes the family Asteraceae (Compositae). However, in the modern APG III system of classification,[1] asterid and euasterid are names for clades. Their member families are similar to those of the Asteridae.

One of the better-known systems that recognized subclass Asteridae was the Cronquist system, which included the orders:

Most of the above orders as defined by Cronquist have been dramatically redefined on the basis of recent molecular systematic studies.

References[change | change source]

  1. Angiosperm Phylogeny Group 2009. An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121. [1]