Definition of Orchidales
1. Noun. Order of plants with irregular flowers having minute seeds: Orchidaceae; Burmanniaceae.
Generic synonyms: Plant Order
Member holonyms: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae, Burmanniaceae, Family Burmanniaceae
Group relationships: Liliidae, Subclass Liliidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orchidales
Literary usage of Orchidales
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Flora of Miami: Being Descriptions of the Seed-plants Growing Naturally on by John Kunkel Small (1913)
"... Order orchidales. Terrestrial, aquatic, or epiphytic herbs. Leaves usually fleshy, sometimes scale-like. Flowers mostly perfect and complete, ..."
2. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1906)
"In the orchidales, however, the reduction is even more complete, for often no trace of the missing stamens are to be found. Aside from these differences the ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"orchidales. The two families generally placed in this order are not with any certainty to be placed together. ..."