genus Orites


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Noun1.genus Orites - small genus of Australian shrubs or trees
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Proteaceae, protea family, Proteaceae - large family of Australian and South African shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and clustered mostly tetramerous flowers; constitutes the order Proteales
Orites excelsa, prickly ash - Australian tree having alternate simple leaves (when young they are pinnate with prickly toothed margins) and slender axillary spikes of white flowers
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similarities with the modern genus Orites, and transferred the fossil
the modern genus Orites, as they were previously assigned by Romero et
Although there are nine extant species of the genus Orites (Wrigley