order Santalales

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Noun1.order Santalales - order of plants distinguished by having a one-celled inferior ovary; many are parasitic or partly parasitic usually on roots
plant order - the order of plants
Dilleniidae, subclass Dilleniidae - a group of families of more or less advanced trees and shrubs and herbs having either polypetalous or gamopetalous corollas and often with ovules attached to the walls of the ovary; contains 69 families including Ericaceae and Cruciferae and Malvaceae; sometimes classified as a superorder
family Santalaceae, sandalwood family, Santalaceae - chiefly tropical herbs or shrubs or trees bearing nuts or one-seeded fruit
family Loranthaceae, Loranthaceae, mistletoe family - in some classification includes Viscaceae: parasitic or hemiparasitic shrublets or shrubs or small trees of tropical and temperate regions; attach to hosts by haustoria
family Viscaceae, mistletoe family, Viscaceae - in some classifications considered a subfamily of Loranthaceae
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Featuring more than 4000 parasite species among the angiosperms (NICKRENT et al., 1998), the order Santalales is included in the Loranthaceae group.
are associated with parasitic mistletoes in the plant order Santalales. The genus is recognized by a generally elongate-ovoid body shape, broad head, lanceolate scalelike setae on the dorsum, and by the patch of glassy spicules on the endosoma proximate to the secondary gonopore (Schuh and Menard, 2011).
Mistletoes represent some, but far from all, of the flowering plant order Santalales. The order is named for the renowned fragrance source, sandalwood, which is a parasite but not a mistletoe.