[Taxacom] Order Campanulales (worth maintaining?)

Richard Jensen 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.

Dick J

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?
> jim
> 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?
>>             --------Cheers,
>>                             Ken Kinman
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