Angiosperm Classification, 2003

Where the earlier taxonomy systems have been based on the look of the sex organs of the plants, like Carl Linnaeus suggested in 1753, or other characteristics, the new science open up for a more accurate image of the relationship between the plants through DNA.

 This is the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group's second approach, the first can be seen on: APG. The next in line is APG III

 The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group is using this new information to create a more accurate taxonomic system, based on the evolution of the plants. Below are the major groups, but visit their site at Mobot to see the latest developments. It organizes flowering plants into a "selected number of monophyletic suprafamilial groups".

More systems and the history behind.                 Enlarge     

clade angiosperms
     order Austrobaileyales
clade magnoliids
    order Canellales
    order Laurales
    order Magnoliales
    order Piperales
clade monocots
    order Acorales
    order Alismatales
    order Asparagales
    order Dioscoreales
    order Liliales
    order Pandanales
clade commelinids
    order Arecales
    order Commelinales
    order Poales
    order Zingiberales
    order Ceratophyllales
clade eudicots
    order Proteales
    order Ranunculales
clade core eudicots 
    order Gunnerales
    order Caryophyllales
    order Santalales
    order Saxifragales
clade rosids
    order Crossosomatales
    order Geraniales
    order Myrtales
clade eurosids I 
    order Celastrales
    order Cucurbitales
    order Fabales
    order Fagales
    order Malpighiales
    order Oxalidales
    order Rosales
clade eurosids II 
    order Brassicales
    order Malvales
    order Sapindales
clade asterids
    order Cornales
    order Ericales
clade euasterids I
    order Garryales
    order Gentianales
    order Lamiales
    order Solanales
clade euasterids II
    order Apiales
    order Aquifoliales
    order Asterales
    order Dipsacales