†order Dioscoreales Brown 1835

Monocotyledoneae - Dioscoreales - Liliidae

Parent taxon: Liliidae according to D.J. Mabberley 2000

See also Taylor et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Asparagales, Haemodorales, Liliales, Orchidales, Velloziales

Subtaxa: Dioscoreaceae Smilacaceae

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Ecology: "photoautotroph"

Distribution:

• Hemphillian of United States (1: California collection)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Japan (1)

• Miocene of Colombia (1), Germany (1), Japan (2), Kenya (4), Panama (1), Switzerland (1), United States (3: California, Montana)

• Oligocene of the Czech Republic (2), Ethiopia (1)

• Eocene of Germany (1), United States (5: California, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: Wyoming)

Total: 25 collections including 26 occurrences

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