[Tagging] Leaf type of "palm" for leaf_type

Russell Deffner russell.deffner at hotosm.org
Wed Mar 11 14:08:39 UTC 2015

Ok, I’m not sure that ‘family’ is the correct taxonomy for angio/gymnosperms (maybe it’s some sort of sub-order), or maybe that wiki-page is just bad; here’s another by comparison that seems to match my memory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_trees_and_shrubs_by_taxonomic_family


I’ll admit, I concentrated in Fire Science, so tree/plant ID and such wasn’t as important to me as intensity and spread which use a whole other classification system for ‘fuel type’



From: Martin Koppenhoefer [mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 3:44 AM
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Subject: Re: [Tagging] Leaf type of "palm" for leaf_type



2015-03-11 7:40 GMT+01:00 Russell Deffner <russell.deffner at hotosm.org>:

In taxonomy of trees there are two kinds of families - gymnosperms and angiosperms, commonly called deciduous and coniferous but actually scientifically separated by their reproductive difference not what their leaves look like, do, etc.

Not that I knew better, but I've looked it up ;-)
If I understood this page correctly, angiosperms are not a family in the taxon sense but something higher than an order: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flowering_plant

See here for the taxon hierarchy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Biological_classification_L_Pengo_vflip.svg



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