Daphniphyllales


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Daphniphyllales

[‚daf·ni·fə′lā·lēz]
(botany)
An order of dicotyledonous plants in the subclass Hamamelidae, consisting of a single family with one genus, Daphniphyllum, containing about 35 species; dioecious trees or shrubs native to eastern Asia and the Malay region, they produce a unique type of alkaloid and often accumulate aluminum and sometimes produce iridoid compounds.