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The classification of the Sapotaceae

Higher Level Classification Around the Sapotaceae
Takhtajan 1997

Armen Takhtajan's classification of the superorder Primulanae, from Diversity and Classification of Flowering Plant Families (1997). Order names are in bold black and families are in red.
PRIMULANAE R. Dahlgren ex Reveal (1996)

Styracales Burnett (1835)

Styracaceae Dumortier (1829)

Symplocaceae Desfontaine (1820)

Ebenaceae Gürke (1821)

Lissocarpaceae Gilg (1824)

Sapotales J.D. Hooker (1868)

Sapotaceae A.L. de Jussieu (1789)

Myrsinales Bromhead (1838)

Myrsinaceae R. Brown (1810)

Theophrastaceae Link (1829)

Primulales Dumortier (1829)

Primulaceae Ventenat (1799)

Angiosperm Phylogeny Group [APG II] 2003

Angiosperm Phylogeny Group's revised second classification (APG II) (see REFERENCE). Order names are in bold black and families are in red.


Ericales Dumortier (1829)

Balsaminaceae Bercht. and J. Presl (1820)

Marcgraviaceae A.L. de Jussieu ex de Candolle (1816)

Pellicieraceae (Triana and Planch.) L. Beauvis. ex. Bullock (1959)

Tetrameristaceae Hutchinson (1959)

Fouquieriaceae de Candolle (1828)

Polemoniaceae A.L. de Jussieu (1789)

Lecythidaceae A. Rich. (1825)

Sladeniaceae Airy Shaw (1964)

Pentaphylacaceae Engler (1897)

Ternstroemiaceae Mirb. ex de Candolle (1816)

Sapotaceae A.L. de Jussieu (1789)

Ebenaceae Gürke (1821)

Maesaceae (de Candolle) Anderberg, B. Ståhl and Källersjö (2000)

Theophrastaceae Link (1829)

Primulaceae Ventenat (1799)

Myrsinaceae R. Brown (1810)

Theaceae Link (1829)

Symplocaceae Desfontaine (1820)

Diapensiaceae Lindl. (1836)

Styracaceae Dumortier (1829)

Sarraceniaceae Dumortier (1829)

Roridulaceae Bercht. and J. Presl (1820)

Actinidiaceae Gilg and Werderm. (1825)

Clethraceae Klotsch (1851)

Cyrillaceae Endl. (1841)

Mitrastemonaceae* AUTHOR??

Ericaceae A.L. de Jussieu (1789)
Note: The above sequence of families is based on a recent publication (Haston et al., Taxon 56: 7-12) that utilised recent molecular literature and APGII to determine a linear sequence for all angiosperm families. Although molecular evidence supports the inclusion of Sapotaceae in Ericales, it's sister group relationships are unresolved. Schönenberger et al. (2005) found Sapotaceae to be close to an Ebenaceae-primuloid clade although support for this grouping was not strong.