Equisetales


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Related to Equisetales: Filicales, Psilotales, Ophioglossales, Lycopodiales, Marattiales, Sphenophyllales, Sphenophyta

Equisetales

[‚e·kwə·sə′tā·lēz]
(botany)
The horsetails, a monogeneric order of the class Equisetopsida; the only living genus is Equisetum.
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These extinctions left the remaining members of the Equisetales as the only representatives of the Sphenophytina (Stewart and Rothwell, 1993).
The remaining Equisetales included the widespread Schizoneura, an upright herbaceous genus, with stems up to 2 meters tall and 2 cm wide (Behrensmeyer et al.
However, the surviving order Equisetales was widely distributed and diverse during the Mesozoic.