In the APG II system of plant classification, one of the two largest clones (with the asterids), containing about 70 000 species of flowering plants. It is divided into three groups, eurosids I and II, and the core rosids, comprising three orders and six families (Aphloiaceae, Geissolomataceae, Ixerbaceae, Strasburgeriaceae, and Vitaceae) that are not placed in any order. The three orders are Crossomatales (three small families), Gereniales (geraniums, etc.), and Myrtales (myrtles, etc.).
Subjects: Ecology and Conservation.