subclass Caryophyllidae

Definitions of subclass Caryophyllidae
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n a group of families of mostly flowers having basal or central placentation and trinucleate pollen (binucleate pollen is commoner in flowering plants); contains 14 families including: Caryophyllaceae (carnations and pinks); Aizoaceae; Amaranthaceae; Batidaceae; Chenopodiaceae; Cactaceae (order Opuntiales); Nyctaginaceae; Phytolaccaceae; corresponds approximately to order Caryophyllales; sometimes classified as a superorder

Synonyms:
Caryophyllidae
Type of:
class
(biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders

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