I am looking for a family tree for plants, particularly veg / herbs / fruit.

Something similar to:

If it could be slightly less technical than all the Latin names too :). The aim is to easily find out what plants are related such as Cabbage, Broccoli, sprouts, Cauliflower (all Brassicaceae). Currently having to look them all up on Wikipedia which is quite painful.

Another example, but a plant version.


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Basically just search "thing you want" and "phylogeny" and you'll find a million results on Google. For you, I might recommend the Botanist in the Kitchen blog, which has a whole page on the subject and has assembled this phylogeny, including many, many others. It's pretty impressive!

Plant food phylogeny

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    $\begingroup$ Yes, it is definetely the best solution. For detailed information concerning the phylogeny of any taxon, the best website to my knowledge is tolweb.org/tree but it will not be good looking like any picture you wil find with a simple google search. There is also this site onezoom.org but I am not sure it is complete. $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Oct 23 '13 at 15:48
  • $\begingroup$ I hadn't heard of onezoom.org before, that's pretty neat. $\endgroup$ – Amory Oct 23 '13 at 16:11
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    $\begingroup$ +1 for bringing my attention to Botanist in the Kitchen – what a great site! $\endgroup$ – Oreotrephes Oct 24 '13 at 13:54
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, I think this is pretty much what I am looking for. Botanist in the kitchen is great too. onezoom.org seems good but have not found a plant section as yet. $\endgroup$ – dogmatic69 Oct 24 '13 at 22:29
  • $\begingroup$ Beware that tolweb is not very accurate: from what I understood, they lack the funding necessary to update it. So it doesn't reflect the state of the art in terms of phylogeny. $\endgroup$ – bli Oct 25 '13 at 14:03

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