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In the APG II system (2003) for the classification of flowering plants, the name asterids refers to a clade (a monophyletic group).

Most of the taxa belonging to this clade had been referred to the Asteridae in the Cronquist system (1981) and to the Sympetalae in earlier systems. The name asterids (plural, not necessarily capitalized) is presumably inspired by the earlier botanical name but in itself is intended to be the name of a clade rather than a formal ranked name, in the sense of the ICBN. This clade is one of the two main groups of eudicots, the other being the rosids. It consists of:

Note : “ + ....” = optional as a seggregate of the preceding family.

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Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies



Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids I - Euasterids II  - Unassigned Asterids




  • Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (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 pdf file
  • NCBI link: asterids (Following APG classification)
Wikimedia Commons For more multimedia, look at asterids on Wikimedia Commons.

Simple English

Asterids are clades and are found in the APG II system.

Look up Asterids in Wikispecies, a directory of species


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