Theales


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Theales

[thē′ā·lēz]
(botany)
An order of dicotyledonous mostly woody plants in the subclass Dilleniidae with simple or occasionally compound leaves, petals usually separate, numerous stamens, and the calyx arranged in a tight spiral.
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onal Theales illennire The National Theatre of Wales and Wales Millennium Centre are staging the event across the city.
The former positioned it near Eucryphiaceae as others had previously, whereas the latter moved it to a placement within Theales and near Medusagynaceae, based on the detailed morphological investigation by Dickison and Baas (1977) discussed below.
Takhtajan (1969, 1997) placed Oncothecaceae in Theales, as did Cronquist (1981), most likely in reaction to a thorough examination of morphology and anatomy published by Carpenter and Dickison (1976).