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Taxon level Division/Phylum
Taxon name Magnoliophyta
Closely related taxa Anthocerotophyta, Bacillariophyta, Bryophyta, Chlorophyta, Cyanidiophyta, Cycadophyta, Equisetophyta, Ginkgophyta, Glaucophyta, Gnetophyta, Hepatophyta, Lycopodiophyta, Not assigned, Pinophyta, Prasinophyta, Psilophyta, Pteridophyta, Rhodophyta EoL
Taxon details Also called Angiospermae. The ancestors of flowering plants diverged from gymnosperms around 245–202 million years ago, and the first flowering plants known to exist are from 140 million years ago. They diversified enormously during the Lower Cretaceous and became widespread around 100 million years ago, but replaced conifers as the dominant trees only around 60-100 million years ago. Wikipedia
Taxon morphology details These are seed plants like Gymnosperms, but can be differentiated by the presence of flowers, seeds containing endosperm and seeds that produce a fruit. Angiosperms are the most diverse and highly evolutionarily successful group of land plants. Wikipedia
Species belonging to this taxon Abelmoschus moschatus (Okra, Abelmosk, Ambrette seeds, Annual hibiscus, Bamia Moschata, Galu Gasturi, Muskdana, Musk mallow, Musk okra, Musk seeds, Ornamental okra, Rose mallow seeds, Tropical jewel hibiscus, Yorka okra), Abutilon indicum (Indian Mallow, Country Mallow, Abutilon, Indian abutilon), Acacia catechu (Cutch Tree, black catechu, black cutch, cashoo, catechu, wadalee gum), Acacia concinna (Soap pod), Acacia nilotica (Arabic Gum, Black Piquant, Egyptian thorn, Prickly acacia), Acacia sinuata (Piquant Sappan), Achillea millefolium (Common Yarrow, Gordaldo, Nosebleed plant, Old man's pepper, Devil's nettle, Sanguinary, Milfoil, Soldier's woundwort, Thousand-leaf, Thousand-seal.), Achyranthes aspera (Prickly Chaff Flower, Chaff-flower, Crocus stuff, Crokars staff, Devil's horsewhip), Aconitum palmatum, Acorus calamus (Sweet Flag, calamus, flagroot, sweet cane, sweet grass, sweetroot, sweet rush), Adansonia digitata (Baobab), Aegle marmelos (Bel, Beli fruit, Bengal quince, Stone apple, Wood apple), Allium sativum (Cultivated Garlic), Aloe vera (Aloe vera, Medicinal aloe, Burn plant), Alpinia abundiflora, Alpinia allughas (Tara), Alpinia aquatica, Alpinia calcarata (Snap Ginger, Cardamom ginger, Indian ginger), Alpinia roxburghii, Anacardium occidentale (Cashew), Anacyclus pyrethrum (Pellitory, Spanish chamomile, Mount Atlas daisy), Artocarpus heterophyllus (Jackfruit), Azadirachta indica (Neem), Barleria prionitis (Porcupine flower), Boerhavia diffusa (Red hogweed, Tar Vine, Red Spiderling, Wineflower), Calotropis procera (Rubber bush, apple of Sodom), Catharanthus roseus (Tiny Periwinkle, Vinca), Cinnamomum tamala (Indian Bay Leaf, Indian cassia, Indian cassia bark, Tamala cassia, Malabar Leaf), Cocos nucifera (Coconut), Curcuma longa (Common Turmeric), Curcuma zedoaria (White turmeric, Zedoary), Cyperus rotundus (Common Nut Sedge, Coco grass, Nutgrass, Purple nutsedge), Cyperus squarrosus, Datura inoxia (Devil's Trumpet, Horn of plenty, Downy thorn apple), Daucus carota (Wild carrot, Bird's nest, Bishop's lace, Queen Anne's lace), Eclipta prostrata, Elettaria cardamomum (Cardamom, Green cardamom), Embelia ribes (Embelia, False Black Pepper, False Pepper), Ensete superbum (Rock banana, Wild plantain), Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian Blue Gum, Southern Blue Gum, Blue Gum), Garcinia cambogia (Gamboge tree), Glycyrrhiza glabra (Cultivated Liquorice, Sweetwood), Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Hibiscus, Chinese hibiscus), Hiptage benghalensis (Hiptage, Helicopter flower), Hygrophila auriculata (Hygrophila, Temple plant, Marsh Barbel), Ipomoea digitata (Giant potato), Jasminum officinale (Common Jasmine, Poet's Jasmine, Spanish Jasmine), Jasminum sambac (Jasmine), Justicia adhatoda (Malabar Nut), Justicia procumbens (Water willow, Shrimp plant) … further results

EoL (Web): Encyclopedia of Life Plantae page, Accessdate=2010-09-03

Wikipedia (Web): Flowering plants, Accessdate=2010-09-03