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Cornales
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Dove tree in flower
a species in Nyssaceae
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Cornales

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Cornales is an order of flowering plants, basal among the asterids, containing about 600 species. Plants within Cornales usually have four-parted flowers, drupaceous fruits, and inferior gynoecia topped with disc-shaped nectaries. Under the APG system, Cornales includes the following families:

  • Cornaceae (the dogwood family, including Nyssaceae, the tupelos)
  • Curtisiaceae (cape lancewood)
  • Grubbiaceae (the sillyberry family)
  • Hydrangeaceae (the hydrangea family)
  • Hydrostachyaceae
  • Loasaceae (the stickleaf family)

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