Lecythidales


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Lecythidales

[¦les·ə·thə′dā·lēz]
(botany)
A monofamilial order of dicotyledonous tropical woody plants in the subclass Dilleniidae; distinguished by entire leaves, valvate sepals, separate petals, numerous centrifugal stamens, and a syncarpous, inferior ovary with axile placentation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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