[Taxacom] paleodicots

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 22 21:29:26 CST 2010

On 2010-02-22 12:06, Kenneth Kinman wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
>        But weren't the paleodicots always thought of as dicots primarily
> because of their dicotyledonous seedlings? 

So are ginkgoes thus dicots?

> Seems like not calling
> them some kind of "xxxx dicots" omits important information, namely that
> the first angiosperms were probably dicotyledonous.

They were probably seed-bearing and possessed of xylem, too.

I agree with Tom. The standard textbook separations separate eudicots 
and monocots well, but that's about the limit of it.

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