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Magnoliopsida is a valid botanical name for a class of flowering plants. By definition the class will include the family Magnoliaceae, but its circumscription can otherwise vary, being more inclusive or less inclusive depending upon the classification system being discussed.

Magnolia flowers


Cronquist and Takhtajan systems

In the Takhtajan system and the Cronquist system the name was used for the group known as dicotyledons.


Magnoliopsida in the Takhtajan system

The Takhtajan system used this internal taxonomy:

Magnoliopsida in the Cronquist system

The Cronquist system used this internal taxonomy (in the 1981 version):

Dahlgren and Thorne systems

The Dahlgren system and the Thorne system (1992) used the name Magnoliopsida for the flowering plants (angiosperms). However, the Cronquist system has been very popular and there have been many versions of the system published. In some of these Cronquist-based systems the name Magnoliopsida (at the rank of class) refers to the flowering plants (the angiosperms).

  • class Magnoliopsida [= angiosperms]
    subclass Magnoliidae [= dicotyledons]
    subclass Liliidae [= monocotyledons]

Reveal system

The Reveal system used the name Magnoliopsida for a group of the primitive dicotyledons, corresponding to about half of the plants in the magnoliids:

  • class 1. Magnoliopsida
    superorder 1. Magnolianae
    superorder 2. Lauranae

APG systems

In the APG and APG II systems botanical names are used only at the rank of order and below. Above the rank of order, these systems use their own names, such as angiosperms, eudicots, monocots, rosids, etc. These names refer to clades (unranked). This class Magnoliopsida is not defined. Note that the idea that dicotyledons could be a taxonomic unit and get a formal name is rejected by the APG: the dicots are considered to be paraphyletic.


Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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Latinized name of Pierre Magnol, French botanist

Proper noun


  1. (taxonomy) A taxonomic class within the division Magnoliophyta — the dicots.



Up to date as of January 23, 2010
(Redirected to Angiospermae article)

From Wikispecies


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

Main Page
Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: eudicots - magnoliids - monocots - Unassigned Angiospermae


Angiosperms [ APG II ]


  • Angiospermae [ Engler, Wettstein ]
  • Magnoliophyta [ Cronquist ]
  • Magnoliopsida [ Thorne, Dalhlgren ]
  • Magnoliidae [ APG III ]
  • Angiospermae (PhyloCode), etc


Vernacular names

Bahasa Indonesia: Tumbuhan berbunga
Български: Покритосеменни
Deutsch: Bedecktsamer
Eesti: Katteseemnetaimed / Õistaimed
Ελληνικά: Ανθίζον φυτό / Αγγειόσπερμα
English: Flowering plants
Español: Planta floreciente / Angiospermas
Euskara: Landare loredunak / Angiospermoak
Français: Angiosperme / Plante à fleurs
한국어: 속씨식물문
Hrvatski: Kritosjemenjače
Italiano: Angiosperme
עברית: בעלי פרחים
Lietuvių: Magnolijūnai
Magyar: Zárvatermők
Македонски: Цветни растенија (скриеносеменици)
Nederlands: Bedektzadigen
日本語: 被子植物門
‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Blomsterplanter
Polski: Okrytonasienne
Português: Angiosperma
Русский: Цветковые
Slovenščina: Kritosemenke
Suomi: Siemenkasvit / kukkakasvit
Svenska: Blomväxter / angiospermer
Tiếng Việt: Thực vật có hoa
Türkçe: Kapalı tohumlular
Українська: Покритонасінні
中文: 被子植物門
Wikimedia Commons For more multimedia, look at angiosperms on Wikimedia Commons.

Simple English

File:Magnolia campbellii
Magnolia campbellii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida

Magnoliopsida or dicotyledons is the name of a class of plants in taxonomy. They are also called dicots. It is the biggest group of flowering plants. Seedlings in this group have two seed leaves. Monocots have one seed leaf.

Examples of the group

Look up Magnoliopsida in Wikispecies, a directory of species


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