Author: Jan Scholten
Botany: Asteranae; petals free.
Apiales is an Order in the Subclass Campanulidae in the Apg3 classification with Apiaceae, Araliaceae and several very small families.
In the Plant theory Araliales is split off from Apiales. Apiales thus has only one family Apiaceae. Apiaceae is split in 7 Subfamilies. The first two Subfamilies are Hydrocotyloidae and Saniculoidae, recognised in older taxonomies. The third Subfamily, Apioidae, had many tribes. Downie’s research showed that the older division in tribes was incorrect.
In the Plant theory the new clades have been grouped tentatively in 5 Subfamilies Bupleuroidae, Apioidae, Daucoidae, Myrrhoidae and Oenanthoidae.
Apiales is placed in Phase 7 of Campanulidae.
From the point of view of the Plant theory it would be more elegant to raise Apiaceae to the level of Order and the Subfamilies to the level of Families.
1. Hydrocotyloidae: already rejected before ever being accepted.
2. Saniculoidae: doubting their control.
3. Bupleuroidae: pleasing even when rejected.
4. Apioidae: perfect control although an outsider.
5. Daucoidae: competitive to show rejection was unjustified.
6. Myrrhoidae: resigned and philosophical about being an outsider.
7. Oenanthoidae: Cicuta, Oenanthe: rejected to the utmost, torture.
Apiales has many aspects of Phase 7. On the physical level one can see paralysis, epilepsy and mental retardation. On the emotional level there is the distant attitude, cold and hard as if not making connections.
Together with the Lanthanide aspect it gives an emotional control, a control of their whole being. Their spiritual inclination can lead to renunciation of love, relationships and of life. The most extreme is spiritual renunciation, going into a monastery, even letting themselves become immured.
Phase 7: epilepsy; cold, hard; rejected as a child; lack of love, mother, milk.