Geraniales

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Geraniales
Geranium palustre
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
(unranked): Eurosids II
Order: Geraniales
Juss. ex Bercht. & J.Presl[1]
Faimilies (APG III)

Geraniales are a smaa order o flouerin plants, includit within the rosid subgroup o eudicots. The lairgest faimily in the order is Geraniaceae wi oeer 800 species. In addeetion, the order includes some smaa faimilies, contributin thegither anither less than 40 species. Maist Geraniales are yerbaceous, but thare are an aa shrubs an smaa trees.

The economic importance o Geraniales is law. Some species o the genus Pelargonium are cultivatit for their aromatic ile uised in the perfume industry. Some ither species, an aa maistly Geraniaceae, hae horticultural or medicinal uises.

Paleobotanic record is missin.

Classification[eedit | eedit soorce]

The faimily circumscription o the APG III seestem classification is typical o newer arrangements. In this defineetion, Hypseocharitaceae is includit within Geraniaceae, Francoaceae an Greyiaceae are includit within Melianthaceae, an Ledocarpaceae is includit within the Vivianiaceae.[1]

Unner the Cronquist seestem, the Geraniales haed a different composeetion, comprisin the follaein faimilies:

The Vivianiaceae an Ledocarpaceae wur included within the Geraniaceae, an the Hypseocharitaceae within the Oxalidaceae, which are nou treatit in the order Oxalidales. The Melianthaceae wur placed within the Sapindales, the Greyiaceae an Francoaceae within the Rosales, the latter subsumed within the Saxifragaceae.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x, retrieved 2010–12–10 
  • Bakker, F. T. (December 2002). Geraniales (Geranium). In: Nature Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. Nature Publishing Group, London. (Available online: DOI | ELS site)
  • B. C. J. du Mortier (1829). Analyse des Familles de Plantes : avec l'indication des principaux genres qui s'y rattachent, 42. Imprimerie de J. Casterman, Tournay.