Tree diagram

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Floor mosaic of a the Tree of Life (as a pomegranite) from the Big Basilica at Heraclea Lyncestis. Bitola, Macedonia, 4th c. BC. The three shape as symbol has its roots in the ancient civilisations. The oldest known diagrams originate from the Middle Ages.
English: A tree diagram is a diagram, in which the relations between the elements are drawn in a hierarchical network.

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Medieval diagrams[edit]

See also: Medieval diagrams

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Family tree

A family tree is a chart representing family relationships in a conventional tree structure, see also: Family tree

Legal tree

A legal tree is a chart representing legal concepts. See also Category:Legal trees

Phylogenetic tree or evolutionary tree

A phylogenetic tree shows the inferred evolutionary relationships among various biological species or other entities—their phylogeny—based upon similarities and differences in their physical or genetic characteristics. See also Category:Phylogenetic tree of life

Porphyrian tree

The Porphyrian tree is a classic classification of a "Scale of being" invented by one of the earliest Greek logicians Porphyry. See also: Category:Porphyrian tree.

Tree of Jesse

A Tree of Jesse is a visual representation of interpretations of the ancestry of Jesus from Jesse. See also Tree of Jesse

Tree of life

Tree of life, a metaphor for common descent, and a motif in various world theologies and philosophies. See also Category:Tree of life

Tree of virtues and vices

A tree of virtues (arbor virtutum) is a diagram used in medieval Christian tradition to display the relationships between virtues, usually juxtaposed with a tree of vices (arbor vitiorum) where the vices are treated in a parallel fashion.

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