Scrophulariales


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Scrophulariales

[‚skräf·yə‚lar·ē′ā·lēz]
(botany)
An order of flowering plants in the subclass Asteridae distinguished by a usually superior ovary and, generally, either by an irregular corolla or by fewer stamens than corolla lobes, or commonly both.
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Yet all these flower shapes are probably derivatives of open, bell-shaped, bee-pollinated corollas, since these occur throughout the Scrophulariales (Pennell, 1935; Bentham, 1876).
Convergences in flower morphology occur frequently between the families of the Scrophulariales.
The Salvadoraceae can still be found in the Celastrales, the Columelliaceae in the Hydrangeales (suborder Escalloniineae), the Convolvulaceae and Cuscutaceae in the Convolvulales, and, finally, the Buddlejaceae and Retziaceae he placed in the Scrophulariales .