A taxonomic superorder.
The Superorder Saxifraganae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Order (7): Cunoniales · Geraniales · Greyiales · Gunnerales · Malpighiales · Oxalidales · Saxifragales
Geraniales are a small order of flowering plants, included within the rosid subgroup of dicotyledons. The largest family in the order is Geraniaceae with over 800 species. In addition, the order includes some small families, contributing together another less than 40 species. Most Geraniales are herbaceous, but there are also shrubs and small trees. [more]
Gunnerales is an order of flowering plants. In the APG III system (2009) it contains two genera: Gunnera and Myrothamnus. These are assigned to two separate families (Gunneraceae and Myrothamnaceae, respectively). In the Cronquist system (1981) Gunneraceae was placed in the Haloragales and Myrothamnaceae in the Hamamelidales. [more]
The Oxalidales are an order of flowering plants, included within the rosid subgroup of eudicots. The following families are typically placed here: [more]
Saxifragales is an order of flowering plants. Their closest relatives are a large eudicot group known as the rosids by the definition of rosids given in the APG II classification system. Some authors define the rosids more widely, including Saxifragales as their most basal group. Saxifragales is one of the eight groups that compose the core eudicots. The others are Gunnerales, Dilleniaceae, rosids, Santalales, Berberidopsidales, Caryophyllales, and asterids. [more]
At least 19,259 species and subspecies belong to the Order Saxifragales.
More info about the Order Saxifragales may be found here.
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