Lamiales

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Lamiales

[‚lā·mē′ā·lēz]
(botany)
An order of dicotyledonous plants in the subclass Asteridae marked by its characteristic gynoecium, consisting of usually two biovulate carpels, with each carpel divided between the ovules by a false partition, or with the two halves of the carpel seemingly wholly separate.
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In more recent times, classification systems based on morphology such as those of Cronquist (1981) and Yakhtajan (1997), recognized relationships among several families displaying these characters and placed them in the similar subclass(es): Asteridae in the case of Cronquist (1981) and Asteridae, Lamiidae and Cornidae of Takhtajan (1997).
The bulk of the orders that used to fall in the Asteridae now fall under the subclass Lamiidae, which includes the superorder Gentiananae--composed of the orders Gentianales and Oleales (this later being monofamilial).