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Taxon level Class
Taxon name Magnoliopsida
Closely related taxa Liliopsida EoL
Taxon details Magnoliopsida is the scientific name for dicots. This class contains about ~1,99,350 species of Angiosperms. Eudicots are a subset of Dicots. Based on chloroplast DNA sequences, the divergence date between monocots and dicots is estimated to be ~200 million years, with a 40 million years uncertainty. WikiDicots, Wolfe
Taxon morphology details Dicots are diverse in habit, with half of all the species being more or less woody-stemmed - a reflection of the usual presence of a vascular cambium in the class. Annuals, biennials, vines, epiphytes, aquatics, parasites, and saprotrophs are also well represented in dicots. Vascular bundles of the stem are usually borne in a ring that encloses the pith. Vessel elements present except in some putatively primitive woody or aquatic families. Most dicots have a primary root system derived from the radicle, although some have an adventitious root system commonly seen in the class of monocots. Cotyledons are usually 2, seldom 1, 3, or 4. Leaves are mostly net-veined. Wisc Botany, WIkiDicots
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, Adansonia digitata (Baobab), Aegle marmelos (Bel, Beli fruit, Bengal quince, Stone apple, Wood apple), 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), Boswellia serrata (Indian Olibanum), 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), 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, Embelia ribes (Embelia, False Black Pepper, False Pepper), 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), Macrotyloma uniflorum (Horse gram, Madras gram), Madhuca longifolia (Mahua), Mangifera indica (Mango), Martynia diandra (Devil's Claws, Tiger's Claw), Mesua ferrea (Cobra saffron, Ceylon ironwood, Indian rose chestnut), Mimusops elengi (Spanish cherry, Bullet wood), Murraya exotica (Chinese box, Orange Jasmine), Nelumbo nucifera (Water Lily, Lotus, Sacred Lotus, East Indian Lotus), Nymphaea stellata (Blue water lily, Red and blue water lily', Blue star water lily, Star lotus), Phlogacanthus curviflorus (Wild Nongmangkha), Phlogacanthus thyrsiformis, Phyllanthus emblica (Indian Gooseberry, Amla), Piper longum (Long Pepper), Psidium guajava (Guava) … further results

Wolfe (Journal) : Wolfe et al (1989),Date of the monocot-dicot divergence estimated from chloroplast DNA sequence data., PNAS:86(16):6201. doi={{{doi}}}

EoL (Web): Encyclopedia of Life entry, Accessdate=2010-09-08

Wikipedia (Web): Wikipedia entry, Accessdate=2010-09-08

WikiDicots (Web): Wikipedia Dicots entry, Accessdate=2010-09-08