CENTROSPERMAE is a descriptive botanical name , published in 1878 by
Eichler , meaning "with the seed in the center", referring to the free
(central) placentation . It was used in the
In its circumscription ,
Centrospermae corresponds fairly closely to
Molecular phylogenetic studies have shown that Centrospermae is monophyletic . It is equivalent to a clade known as the core Caryophyllales, whenever the latter is defined to exclude the families Rhabdodendraceae , Simmondsiaceae , Physenaceae and Asteropeiaceae .
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