Author: Jan Scholten
Botany: trees, shrubs; flowers with nectar disk; leaves pinnnately compound; ovary superior, connate.
In the Apg3 classification Sapindales is one of the Orders of the Subclass Malvidae. Sapindales includes 6 big Families and 3 small ones. Sapindales has been recognised long as an Order with a stabile group of families in general.
In the Plant theory it is placed in Phase 4. The members contain much Silicon.
1. Rutaceae: they start afresh every time to show their uniqueness.
2. Anacardiaceae: they feel not seen and of minor position in society.
3. Burseraceae: they feel they have to please and adapt in society.
4. Sapindaceae: the rules of society and culture are strong and too rigid.
5. Nitrariaceae: they feel limited by society, want to show their uniqueness more.
6. Simaroubaceae: they feel the victim of the society, the rigidity of it.
7. Meliaceae: they feel an outcast because they do not accept the rules of society.
Biebersteiniaceae has one genus Biebersteinia and is the first diverging lineage in Sapindales and can probably be included in Subphase 1 or 7; Central Asia; previously in Geraniaceae.
Kirkiaceae: 2 genera: Kirkia Pleikirkia; 6 six species; East Africa, Madagascar; previously in Simaroubaceae; Kirkia is a close relative of Burseraceae and Anacardiaceae and can probably be included with one of them.
The theme is that of a rigid society, where everything is fixed, laid out and unchangeable. It is like the caste system in India or strict religious societies, like Confucianism, Christianity or Islam. It can be so strict and rigid that even the ones who have the lowest position see the structure as constant, unchangeable and God-given.
They are often from higher social classes, feeling special and having the right to being treated with respect. They feel they have to preserve the culture and that without them society will deteriorate and become like a wilderness. They often have a higher position, jobs like lawyer, judge, doctor, teacher, professor, manager and mayor. As a child they are often treated as special, as a prince or princess.
Or they are in a minor position in society. They do not like their position, sometimes fight it, sometimes see it as fixed, sometimes try to escape it.
There is a lack of discussion and exchange. When things are fixed and cannot be changed it is best just to accept them and suppress your emotions as they will only bring unrest and turmoil. Emotions and thoughts are of no help as things are fixed anyhow.
Working, giving; serving, helping.
Ambitious; perfectionist; high goals; persistency.
Rigid in opinions, emotions, very controlled.
Emotions controlled, suppressed.
Pride, haughty, high self-value, desire for respect and reverence.
Grief, < humiliation, vexation, embarrassment.
Profession: lawyer, judge, doctor, teacher, professor, manager, mayor.
Fear: death; being criminal, bad.
Food: >< coffee.
Limbs: rheumatism, problems with tendons, joints, muscles.