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caryophyllidae


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  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Caryophyllidae 
  n  :  a  group  of  families  of  mostly  flowers  having  basal  or 
  free-central  placentation  and  trinucleate  pollen 
  (binucleate  pollen  is  commoner  in  flowering  plants); 
  contains  14  families  including:  Caryophyllaceae 
  (carnations  and  pinks);  Aizoaceae;  Amaranthaceae; 
  Batidaceae;  Chenopodiaceae;  Cactaceae  (order  Opuntiales); 
  Nyctaginaceae;  Phytolaccaceae;  corresponds  approximately 
  to  order  Caryophyllales;  sometimes  classified  as  a 
  superorder  [syn:  {Caryophyllidae},  {subclass 
  Caryophyllidae}] 




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