pbs Digest, Vol 87, Issue 5

David Victor davidxvictor@btinternet.com
Tue, 06 Apr 2010 06:47:20 PDT
Hi all,

Jim McKenny made the point that Tropaeolum and Oxalis are closely 
related in a recent mail.  As it happens, I originally became 
interested in both of these genera as they were included within 
Geraniales by some authors.  However, I fear we are both somewhat out 
of date today.

In APGIII, they have been moved quite a long way apart.  Tropaeolum 
are now placed in Brassicales (along with cabbages, would you 
believe!) and Oxalis are in Oxalidales.  On the whole, I think I 
prefer the older model - but the probably just reflects my increasing age!

Best regards,
David Victor 

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