1994a) and Mauldinia (Drinnan et al., 1990) are near Calycanthaceae and Lauraceae plus Hernandiaceae, respectively, in the magnoliid
order Laurales, and Doyle and Endress (2014) confirmed that Monetianthus (Friis et al., 2009) is nested within Nymphaeales.
This family is assigned to the clade Magnoliid
according to the APG III system (2009) and according to Cronquist (1981) it was in subclass Magnoliidae, and order Magnoliales.
, Hamamelid and Caryophyllid families," in Annonaceae, K.
However, recent molecular and morphological analyses suggest that the family belongs to the magnoliid
clade sensu APG II (2003), which includes several lineages that traditionally formed the sub-class Magnoliidae sensu Cronquist (1981).
, Hamamelid and Caryophyllid families.
Flowering plants, dicotyledons: Magnoliid
, hamamelid, and caryophyllid families.
Apart from magnoliid
fossils having inner and outer staminodes, there is an abundance of eudicots having one whorl of sterile stamens.
This view of the potential utility of angiosperm wood anatomical data arose out of the great body of comparative anatomical data that has been amassed by numerous wood anatomists, most recently Sherwin Carlquist, who has made numerous contributions, particularly for many small but systematically significant families of magnoliid
dicotyledons (see Carlquist 1988b, 1996 for extensive bibliographies).
Most of the major clades within angiosperms (e.g., monocots, magnoliids
, eudicots) appear to have also small ancestral genomes, showing many possible instances of genome size increase and decrease in clades that occupy derived positions of the trees (Soltis et al., 2003; Leitch et al., 2005).
All large (informal) groups in angiosperms such as magnoliids
, monocots, basal eudicots, rosids and asterids show a patchy image with both positive and negative observations.