Definition of Alismales
1. Noun. An order of aquatic monocotyledonous herbaceous plants.
Generic synonyms: Plant Order
Group relationships: Class Liliopsida, Class Monocotyledonae, Class Monocotyledones, Liliopsida, Monocotyledonae, Monocotyledones
Member holonyms: Family Naiadaceae, Family Najadaceae, Naiad Family, Naiadaceae, Najadaceae, Alismataceae, Family Alismataceae, Water-plantain Family, Family Hydrocharidaceae, Family Hydrocharitaceae, Frog's-bit Family, Frogbit Family, Hydrocharidaceae, Hydrocharitaceae, Family Potamogetonaceae, Pondweed Family, Potamogetonaceae, Arrow-grass Family, Family Juncaginaceae, Family Scheuchzeriaceae, Juncaginaceae, Scheuchzeriaceae, Family Zannichelliaceae, Zannichelliaceae, Eelgrass Family, Family Zosteraceae, Zosteraceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alismales
Literary usage of Alismales
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"In Aponogeton, one of the alismales, the sheathing base of the single cotyledon develops a pair of stipule-like lobes, which remotely suggest the two large ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"In some alismales—Sagittaria, Limnocharis, Aponogeton—essentially the same phenomenon, the production of root-hairs solely from predetermined hair-cells, ..."