HyperDic: order_caryophyllales

English > 1 sense of the expression order Caryophyllales:
NOUNplantorder Caryophyllales, Caryophyllales, Chenopodiales, order-Chenopodialescorresponds approximately to the older group Centrospermae
English > order Caryophyllales: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaningcorresponds approximately to the older group Centrospermae.
SynonymsCaryophyllales, Chenopodiales, order-Chenopodiales
Member ofCaryophyllidae, subclass CaryophyllidaeA group of families of mostly flowers having basal or central placentation and trinucleate pollen (binucleate pollen is commoner in flowering plants)
MembersAizoaceae, family Aizoaceae, Tetragoniaceae, family Tetragoniaceae, carpetweed familysucculent herbs or small shrubs mostly of South Africa but also New Zealand and North America
Amaranthaceae, family Amaranthaceae, amaranth familycosmopolitan family of herbs and shrubs
Batidaceae, family Batidaceae, saltwort familyfamily coextensive with genus Batis
Caryophyllaceae, family Caryophyllaceae, carnation family, pink familylarge family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes)
Chenopodiaceae, family Chenopodiaceae, goosefoot familyIncludes spinach and beets
Nyctaginaceae, family Nyctaginaceae, Allioniaceae, family Allioniaceae, four-o'clock familyA family of flowering plants of the order Caryophyllales
Phytolaccaceae, family Phytolaccaceae, pokeweed familychiefly tropical herbaceous plants (including shrubs and trees) with racemose flowers
Portulacaceae, family Portulacaceae, purslane familyfamily of usually succulent herbs
Broaderplant orderThe order of plants

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