The Phylogeny Browser provides the user with a view of the higher-level relationship of all plant orders and families, and indicating those occurring in WA. It uses interactive cladograms which integrate with plant family pages elsewhere in FloraBase, and with other web resources. Once loaded, they also link to further cladograms for the lower plants, which indicate the relative placement of the bryophytes, algae, fungi and lichens in the 'tree of life'.
The Phylogeny Browser, in its first incarnation, presents the relationship of orders of flowering plants as defined by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group II (APG II), now generally considered the de facto framework for flowering plant phylogeny. For further reading, refer to:
Other online reference sites directy utilised in this work are:
Java must be installed beforehand and is available here.
The Phylogeny Browser is constructed using the TouchGraph LinkBrowser applet. Note - this does not need to be installed; it is loaded automatically from our server if Java is installed on your computer.
Once the cladogram has loaded, you can navigate around the tree by:
Compiled by Alex Chapman; last updated on 3 August 2006.
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