The PEDIGREE of
Family Orchidaceae (Orchids)

     1st largest family of plants; ('Children' listed in approximate order of cladistic closeness to Monandrae)

 "Child(ren)":       Clade Monandrae   ;   Cypripedioideae (lady slipper orchids :: 5 genera)   ;   Apostasioideae (2 genera)   ;   736 genera (28000 species) 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
/-- Order Asparagales
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- Family Orchidaceae (Orchids)
 

 
  ``2-Great Grandchildren:''       Subtribe Bulbophyllinae   ;   Subtribe Angraecinae
 
  ``5-Great Grandchild:''       Darwin's Orchid
 

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