[Taxacom] Order Campanulales (worth maintaining?)

Frederick W. Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Wed Feb 16 07:42:04 CST 2011

On 2/16/2011 8:15 AM, Richard Jensen wrote:
> 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.

* in this kind of discussion, isn't "any preference" a code word for "an 
evidence-based rationale"?


> 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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