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Noun1.Lepidodendrales - fossil arborescent plants arising during the early Devonian and conspicuous throughout the Carboniferous
plant order - the order of plants
class Lycopodiate, class Lycopsida, Lycopodiate, Lycopsida - club mosses and related forms: includes Lycopodiales; Isoetales; Selaginellales; and extinct Lepidodendrales; sometimes considered a subdivision of Tracheophyta
family Lepidodendraceae, Lepidodendraceae - fossil plants characterized by conspicuous spirally arranged leaf scars on the trunk
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In Isoetes, the earliest aquatic CAM plants, the view that they represent recent herbaceous descendants of a long linear reduction sequence from the arborescent Lepidodendrales (Stewart, 1983), could be interpreted as suggesting a terrestrial or at least emergent-aquatic origin for the group.