Order Poales (sensu compromisso) = "core Glumiflorae"

Curtis Clark jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Sun Jul 7 16:50:45 CDT 2002

At 16:33 2002-07-07, Ken Kinman wrote:
>I worry about students
>(and everyone else) becoming too dependent on trees (which are often too
>complex to keep clear in one's head), and that is why I prefer simpler (but
>balanced) classifications with the cladistic complexity being encoded.

Simple means different things to different people. If I actually care about
a specific Kinman classification (which happens occasionally), I convert it
into a tree to figure it out.

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