Gnetales

plural noun
Gne·​ta·​les | \ -ā(ˌ)lēz\

Definition of Gnetales

: an order of chiefly tropical or xerophytic woody gymnospermous plants that have two cotyledons, opposite leaves, vessels in the wood, and compound male and female strobili, consist of a single family (Gnetaceae), and are practically unknown as fossils but are sometimes considered on structural grounds to be near or on the ancestral line of the angiosperms

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History and Etymology for Gnetales

New Latin, from Gnetum + -ales

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