Orchidales


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Orchidales

[‚ȯr·kə′dā·lēz]
(botany)
An order of monocotyledonous plants in the subclass Liliidae; plants are mycotropic and sometimes nongreen with numerous tiny seeds that have an undifferentiated embryo and little or no endosperm.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.