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Table 1 Sister taxa at the top ten most imbalanced nodes of flowering-plant phylogeny

From: The imbalanced supertree of flowering-plant phylogeny

  Diverse clade Less diverse clade
Node Clade name Geographical distribution Clade name Geographical distribution
1 Lamiales I (mints) Cosmopolitan Plocospermataceae Central America
2 Poaceae (grasses) Cosmopolitan Ecdeiocoleaceae (tussocky cord rush) Australia
3 Monocots Cosmopolitan Acoraceae (sweet flag) Old World and North America
4 Asparagales (asparagus) Cosmopolitan Xeronemataceae New Zealand and New Caledonia
5 Lamiales II (mints) Cosmopolitan Tetrachondraceae New Zealand and Patagonia
6 Fabaceae (legumes) Cosmopolitan Surianaceae Pan subtropical to tropical
7 Caryophyllales I (carnations) Cosmopolitan Asteropeiaceae and Physenaceae Madagascar
8 Caryophyllales II (carnations) Cosmopolitan Stegnospermaceae North and Central America
9 Ranunculales (buttercups) Cosmopolitan Eupteleaceae East Asia
10 Cyperaceae and Juncaceae (sedges and rushes) Cosmopolitan Thurniaceae North and South America
  1. The common clade name or an example of a representative species is given in brackets after the formal name. Most of the diverse clades refer to a subset of the group noted (for example, monocots refers to all monocots except Acoraceae); clades annotated I or II refer to different subsets of the same larger clade (for more details see [8]).