The PEDIGREE of
Order Poales

     (Water Chestnut was eaten by NEOLITHIC civilizations; Cyperaceae may be 10th largest family of plants)

     Born:  So. America 115 M BC


 "Child(ren)":       Family Bromeliaceae (Bromeliads)   ;   Family Poaceae (True grasses)   ;   Cyperaceae (sedges :: 5500 species :: papyrus : cotton-grass : water chestnut : spike-rush : sawgrass : nutgrass : etc.)   ;   Eriocaulaceae (1200 species)   ;   16 families altogether
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/-- Domain of Eukaryotes   +====> [ 54]
/-- Subdomain Bikonta
/   | (skip this generation?)
/-- Superempire Corticata
/-- Empire of Archaeplastida
/  \-- Chloroplastid   +====> [ 46]
/-- Superkingdom of Metabionta
/-- Kingdom of Viridiplantae (Green Plants)
/-- Subkingdom of Streptophyta (Land plants)
/-- Branch of Stomatophytes  (475 M BC)
/-- Infrakingdom of Tracheophytes (Vascular Plants)
/-- Subphylum Euphyllophytina (Ferns & Seed Plants)
/-- Superdivision of Spermatophytes (Seed Plants)
/-- Division of Magnoliophyta (Flowering Plants)
/-- Subdivision of Mesangiospermae
/-- Class of Monocotyledons
/-- Infraclass of Commelinids
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- Order Poales
 


  ``2-Great Grandchildren:''       Pineapple plant   ;   Group Andropogonodae   ;   Supertribe Bambusodae (Bamboos)   ;   Group Triticodae   ;   Tribe Oryzeae
 
  (poss.) ``7-Great Grandchild:''       Durum Wheat
 

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