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A Tour of the Flowering Plants - An Introduction to Angiosperm Phylogeny November 2007

A Tour of the Flowering Plants - An Introduction to Angiosperm Phylogeny November 2007

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Published by: Colorado Native Plant Society on Aug 06, 2010
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Spears. 2007.Tour of Flowering Plants
A Tour of the Flowering Plants
An Introduction to AngiospermPhylogeny Classification
With emphasis on Colorado natives
Priscilla Spears November 2007
 
Spears. 2007.Tour of Flowering Plants
Why make a new classification?
To create a “naturalclassification, onethat mirrors evolutionary historyTo have taxonomic groups that hold anancestor, all of its descendants and onlyits descendantsAs a part of “Assembling the Tree of Life”,an effort to place all organisms in abranching classification that reflectsevolution
 
Spears. 2007.Tour of Flowering Plants
What is phylogeny?
The roots are phylo-, “tribeor “lineageA related Greek word is a verb “to bringforth”-geno, “birth, productionas in genesis.Think family trees and genealogy– branching diagrams of evolutionary(ancestor-descendent) relationships.

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