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Related to order Santalales: Santalaceae, Loranthaceae, mistletoe, Caryophyllales, Urticales, Balanophoraceae
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|Noun||1.||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