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Byng, James W. [1], Smets, Erik [2], Christenhusz, Maarten [1].

An educational poster of the Vascular Plants Tree of Life.

In the last 20 years increased molecular data has led to many changes in the plant classification system leading to confusion about familial circumscriptions. The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG) has provided a stable phylogenetic framework at the order and family level and is now widely accepted but morphological characters associated with some families and clades are still poorly known. The higher level classification of gymnosperms, lycopods and ferns are also becoming increasingly stable and accepted. However, visually attractive and educational representations showing relationships of the total vascular plant Tree of Life have been elusive. Here we present an exciting new educational aid for showing relationships and characters for the 85 orders and 452 families of vascular plant.

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1 - Plant Gateway, Hertford, SG13 7BX, UK
2 - Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, Netherlands


Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Teaching Section Poster Session
Location: Exhibit Hall/Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
Date: Monday, August 1st, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 6:15 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PTE012
Abstract ID:743
Candidate for Awards:None

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