Didymelales

Didymelales

[‚dī·də·mə′lā·lēz]
(botany)
An order of dicotyledonous plants in the subclass Hamamelidae, characterized by the primitive nature of the wood, which has vessels with scalariform perforations, and a pistil, which has one carpel; dioecious, evergreen trees restricted to Madagascar.
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