Gentianales

plural noun
Gen·​tia·​na·​les | \ -ā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Gentianales

: an order of dicotyledonous plants having gamopetalous and usually actinomorphic flowers with two carpels and mostly opposite leaves — compare apocynaceae, asclepiadaceae, gentianaceae, loganiaceae, oleaceae , salvadoraceae

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New Latin, from Gentiana + -ales

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“Gentianales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gentianales. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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