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Cycadopsida - Gnetales

Gnetales was named by Fries (1891) [variously attributed to Lindley 1834 (author of Gnetaceae), Luerss. 1879, Fries 1891, and Pearson 1929]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Gymnospermae by Fries (1891); to Cycadopsida by Meyen (1984); to Gnetophyta by Cladera et al. (2007); and to Embryophyta by Taylor et al. (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1891Gnetales Fries
1984Gnetales Meyen p. 90
2007Gnetales Cladera et al.
2008Gnetales Taylor et al. p. 1029

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phylumCycadophytaBessey 1907
classCycadopsidaBrongniart 1843
orderGnetalesFries 1891
orderGnetalesFries 1891

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available