Phylogenetic Analyses of Cretaceous Fossils Related to Chloranthaceae and their Evolutionary Implications

@article{Doyle2018PhylogeneticAO,
  title={Phylogenetic Analyses of Cretaceous Fossils Related to Chloranthaceae and their Evolutionary Implications},
  author={James A. Doyle and Peter K. Endress},
  journal={The Botanical Review},
  year={2018},
  volume={84},
  pages={156-202}
}
Chloranthaceae were one of the first common lines during the early radiation of angiosperms, possibly reflecting adaptation to more open habitats. Phylogenetic analyses clarify the position of Cretaceous mesofossils in molecular trees of Recent taxa. Plants that produced Asteropollis pollen, with tepals adnate to a single carpel, are nested in crown group Chloranthaceae with Hedyosmum; Canrightiopsis, with three stamens and no perianth, is sister to Sarcandra and Chloranthus; and Canrightia is… 
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