Apocynaceae is a family of flowering plants that includes trees, shrubs, herbs, stem succulents, and vines, commonly known as the dogbane family, (Greek for "away from dog" since some taxa were used as dog poison).
According to APG II, the Asclepiadaceae, commonly known as milkweed family, is a former plant family now treated as a subfamily (subfamily Asclepiadoideae) in the Apocynaceae (Bruyns 2000).
In the APG IV system (2016) for the classification of flowering plants, the name asterids denotes a clade (a monophyletic group).
Ernst Heinrich Friedrich Meyer (1 January 1791 Hanover, Brunswick-Lüneburg – 7 August 1858 Königsberg, East Prussia) was a German botanist and botanical historian.
The eudicots, Eudicotidae or eudicotyledons are a clade of flowering plants that had been called tricolpates or non-magnoliid dicots by previous authors.
The flowering plants, also known as angiosperms, Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta, are the most diverse group of land plants, with 416 families, approximately 13,164 known genera and c. 295,383 known species.
Gentianales is an order of flowering plants, included within the asterid clade of eudicots.
Plants are mainly multicellular, predominantly photosynthetic eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae.