Pandanales


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Pandanales

[‚pan·də′nā·lēz]
(botany)
A monofamilial order of monocotyledonous plants; members are more or less arborescent and sparingly branched, with numerous long, firm, narrow, parallel-veined leaves that usually have spiny margins.
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For example, Engler saw in the Pandanales, among others, a primitive order; Hallier held the idea that the Liliaceae were the most primitive family of the Monocotyledons, which were derived from a Pro-Berberideae very similar to the Lardizabaleae (Cuerrier, in press).