Schematic phylogeny of green plants. The chlorophytes (pink) and the streptophytes (light green) constitute the two phyla of green plants. The chlorophytes are further divided into a number of classes including chlorophyceae (yellow), trebouxiophyceae (orange) and mamiellophyceae (red) whereof mamiellophyceae is the basal clade. Terrestrial plants (embryophytes; green) are part of the streptophyte phylum. The position of red algae is indicated to root the schematic tree.
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