Hamamelidales


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Hamamelidales

[‚ha·mə‚mel·ə′dā·lēz]
(botany)
A small order of dicotyledonous plants in the subclass Hamamelidae characterized by vessels in the wood and a gynoecium consisting either of separate carpels or of united carpels that open at maturity.
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The superorder Rosiflorae (Dahlgren, 1980) belongs to the Angiospermae and comprises twelve orders (Fagales, Cunoniales, Saxifragales, Rosales, Juglandales, Myricales, Balanopales, Casuarinales, Trochodendrales, Hamamelidales, Gunnerales and Buxales) and thirtyeight families formed by species with varied habits and a wide distribution in temperate regions.
Melchior (1964), Benson (1979), Cronquist (1981) and Rouleau (1981) classify Buxaceae in Euphorbiales; Takhtajan (1983) in Hamamelidales, suborder Buxineae; Thorne (1983) in Pittosporales, suborder Buxineae; Emberger (1960) in Terembinthales; Melchior (1964) in Celastrales, suborder Buxineae; Dahlgren (1980) and Young (1981) in Buxales.
Eupteleaceae were long regarded as a member of Trochodendrales or Hamamelidales in hamamelidids (e.