Ranunculales


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Ranunculales

[rə‚nəŋ·kyə′lā·lēz]
(botany)
An order of dicotyledons in the subclass Magnoliidae characterized by its mostly separate carpels, triaperturate pollen, herbaceous or only secondarily woody habit, and frequently numerous stamens.
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This problem is also present in some more basal eudicots, such as Ranunculales (Endress, 1995), Trochodendraceae (Endress, 1986), Buxaceae (von Balthazar & Endress, 2002), and Myrothamnaceae (Jager Zurn, 1966).
Petals have probably arisen several times in the Ranunculales from outer (nectar-producing) staminodes (see, e.