Definition of Order Gnetales
1. Noun. Chiefly tropical or xerophytic woody plants; practically unknown as fossils but considered close to the ancestral line of angiosperms.
Generic synonyms: Plant Order
Group relationships: Class Gnetopsida, Gnetophyta, Gnetophytina, Gnetopsida, Subdivision Gnetophytina
Member holonyms: Family Gnetaceae, Gnetaceae, Ephedraceae, Family Ephedraceae, Family Welwitschiaceae, Welwitschiaceae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Gnetales
Literary usage of Order Gnetales
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Essentials of College Botany by Charles Edwin Bessey, Ernst Athearn Bessey (1914)
"Order GNETALES. Joint Firs. Anomalous woody plants of doubtful relationship, probably to be placed here, but the sperms not motile. Family 11. Ephedraceae. ..."
2. Journal of Applied Microscopy by Bausch & Lomb Optical Company (1903)
"6. Draw a ripe seed with the thick, fleshy, red aril. LXXV. Higher Gymnosperms. Class and order, Gnetales. Study herbarium specimens. 1. ..."
3. Reports Dealing with the Systematic Geology and Paleontology of Maryland by Maryland Geological Survey (1911)
"... which perhaps should be considered the remains of foliage of the gymnospermous order Gnetales. The known fauna of the Patuxent is represented by a ..."
4. Bulletin by Geological Survey of New Jersey (1911)
"e and the order Gnetales of the Gymnospermae, has 18 species, or 14.%, in the Raritan. These include 8 species of ..."