[Taxacom] Order Campanulales (worth maintaining?)
rjensen at saintmarys.edu
Wed Feb 16 07:15:27 CST 2011
I agree with Jim. If there is evidence to support the order, then keep
it or make a decision to adopt APG II as your framework.
On 2/16/2011 5:32 AM, Jim Croft wrote:
> Preference? So, Angiosperm phylogeny is a popularity contest now?
> What ever happened to that quaint archaic notion of evidence as a
> trigger for change?
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 1:58 PM, Kenneth Kinman<kennethkinman at webtv.net> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Since I haven't updated my angiosperm classification in almost 2
>> years, I was looking at some possible changes, especially some minor
>> coding changes.
>> However, in the process, I also began to wonder about whether to
>> continue separating Order Campanulales from Order Asterales (which were
>> merged in APG II). Although Order Campanulales may now only include two
>> families (Campanulaceae and Rousseaceae), it is still rather speciose.
>> Anyway, I have no strong inclination one way or the other in this
>> case. So I wonder if any taxacomers have any preferences one way or the
>> other? Lump Order Campanulales into Asterales, or keep them as separate
>> sister Orders?
>> Ken Kinman
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