Lepidodendrales

plural noun Lep·i·do·den·dra·les \-ˌdenˈdrā(ˌ)lēz\

Definition of Lepidodendrales

  1. :  an order of arborescent fossil plants (class Lycopodineae) arising during the Lower Devonian, being a conspicuous floral element throughout the Carboniferous, and being characterized by dichotomous branching both in the formation of the crown and of the thick spreading rootlike supports — see lepidodendraceae

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Origin and Etymology of lepidodendrales

New Latin, from Lepidodendron + -ales


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