This plant's phylogenetic tree appears to be a sequentially branching tree, beginning with a common branch and then splitting into more branches, which then diverge into even more branches. The branches' tips represent current taxa or species. Working backward, species that share a "node," or common branch, have a common ancestor. As a result, the further back you go in the tree toward the main branch, the further back you move in evolutionary history. As shown in this plant's phylogenetic tree, any components originating from a common node are descendants of that species. Grab a copy of EdrawMax today to draw phylogenetic trees for your study.