MyrtalesKenneth J. Sytsma and Jeffrey R. Hapeman
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Conti, E., A. Litt, P. G. Wilson, S. A. Graham, B. G. Briggs, L. A. S. Johnson, and K. J. Sytsma. 1997. Interfamilial relationships in Myrtales: molecular phylogeny and patterns of morphological evolution. Systematic Botany 22:629-647.
Dahlgren, R. and R. F. Thorne. 1984. The order Myrtales: Circumscription, variation, and relationships. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 71:633-699.
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Savolainen, V., M. F. Fay, D. C. Albach, A. Backlund, M. van der Bank, K. M. Cameron, S. A. Johnson, M. D. Lledó, J.-C. Pintaud, M. Powell, M. C. Sheahan, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, P. Weston, W. M. Whitten, K. J. Wurdack, and M. W. Chase. 2000. Phylogeny of the eudicots: a nearly complete familial analysis based on rbcl gene sequences. Kew Bulletin 55:257-309.
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Kenneth J. Sytsma
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Sytsma, Kenneth J. and Jeffrey R. Hapeman. 1996. Myrtales. Version 01 January 1996 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Myrtales/21046/1996.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/