This is the current recognised classification of the order of palms according to: John Dransfield, Natalie W. Uhl, Conny B. Asmussen, William J. Baker, Madeline M. Harley and Carl E. Lewis (2008) Genera Palmarum - The evolution and classification of palms. Organised by the Phylogenetic relationships among Palm genera. There are still areas of uncertainty, but it is believed that the higher-level classification of subfamilies, tribes and subtribes is largely robust and unlikely to require substantial change. Uncertainties in inter-generic relationships and generic circumscription remain, and the field of species-level phylogenetics remains wide open. (This version contains revisions to that original published order).
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