The integrative holistic approach for plant kingdom – we use APG IV classification – why? (br)

There are many different patterns that can awaken us.

Find that unique designer pattern and rhythm in plants, elements, animals, music, dancing, singing, or any other natural pattern.

Allow yourself to be rocked by song of one of this pattern and rhythm which is similar, something greater than your pattern.

And I promise, it won’t lead you astray.

It will bring you home.

The integrative multidimensional holistic approach in understanding the master key of plant remedies was very clear in my mind, so the next question arose which classification system would be in sync with this approach?

Yes the classification system which was in itself not person based but holistic and integrative isn’t it?

So again I looked back to what I already knew, which approach I have already read, so we have ‘Insight into plants- Dr. Rajan, Wondrous Order by Yakir,  Wonderful plants-Jan Scholten, Plants: Homeopathic and Medicinal Uses from a Botanical Family Perspective- Frans Vermeulen

So I understood that

  • APG I (1998) (Dr. Sankaran use mostly this classification along with Cronquist)
  • APG II (2003)
  • APG III (2009) (Jan Scholten)
  • APG IV (2016) (Frans Vermeulen used this classification)
  • Cronquist (Yakir)

So I tried to understand what are these types of classifications based on

The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group, or APG, refers to an informal international group of systematic botanists who collaborate to establish a consensus on the taxonomy of flowering plants (angiosperms) that reflects new knowledge about plant relationships discovered through phylogenetic studies.

Phylogenetic: is the study of the evolutionary history and relationships among individuals or groups. These relationships are discovered through phylogenetic inference methods that evaluate observed heritable traits, such as DNA sequences or morphology under a model of evolution of these traits. Phylogenetic analyses have become central to understanding biodiversity, evolution, ecology, and genomes.

Cronquist classification By Arthur Cronquist, gave An Integrated System of Classification of Flowering Plants.

He was well known for his study on Compositae (Asteraceae). Two plant genera in the aster family have been named in his honor. These are Cronquistia, a possible synonym of Carphochaete, and Cronquistianthus, which is sometimes included as a group within Eupatorium.

In Cronquist - Come under Classification systems were typically produced by an individual botanist or by a small group. Different systems and their updates were generally favored in different countries. Examples are the Engler system in continental Europe. Cronquist system in the United States.

Thus Cronquist is based on a few or single person, without these individuals chances of the system growing is less, and the chances of it becoming a holistic system reduce, of integrating knowledge from different sources, like genetic and evolutionary also reduce.

So I realized that the APG classification system was the one which was based on findings by many individuals from different parts of the world, it is based on DNA sequencing and covers both macroscopic and microscopic aspects while classifying plants.

Most of the internet search engines also use this system of classifications to make it easily accessible. Most scientist use APG 4 in their classification

Since it gels well with my understanding of an integrative and holistic approach I decided to go with the APG 4 classification

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