order Sapindales


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Related to order Sapindales: Aceraceae, Myrtales, Rosidae
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Noun1.order Sapindales - an order of dicotyledonous plants
plant order - the order of plants
class Dicotyledonae, class Dicotyledones, class Magnoliopsida, Dicotyledonae, Dicotyledones, Magnoliopsida - comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with paired cotyledons and net-veined leaves; divided into six (not always well distinguished) subclasses (or superorders): Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae (considered primitive); Caryophyllidae (an early and distinctive offshoot); and three more or less advanced groups: Dilleniidae; Rosidae; Asteridae
family Sapindaceae, Sapindaceae, soapberry family - chiefly tropical New and Old World deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs bearing leathery drupes with yellow translucent flesh; most plants produce toxic saponins
box family, Buxaceae, family Buxaceae - widely distributed evergreen shrubs and trees
Celastraceae, family Celastraceae, spindle-tree family, staff-tree family - trees and shrubs and woody vines usually having bright-colored fruits
cyrilla family, Cyrilliaceae, family Cyrilliaceae, titi family - shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and small white flowers in racemes: genera Cyrilla and Cliftonia
Aceraceae, family Aceraceae, maple family - a family of trees and shrubs of order Sapindales including the maples
Aquifoliaceae, family Aquifoliaceae, holly family - widely distributed shrubs and trees
Anacardiaceae, family Anacardiaceae, sumac family - the cashew family; trees and shrubs and vines having resinous (sometimes poisonous) juice; includes cashew and mango and pistachio and poison ivy and sumac
family Hippocastanaceae, Hippocastanaceae, horse-chestnut family - trees having showy flowers and inedible nutlike seeds in a leathery capsule
bladdernut family, family Staphylaceae, Staphylaceae - a family of dicotyledonous plants of order Sapindales found mostly in the north temperate zone
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An exotic species found across the United States is the tree-of-heaven, Ailanthus altissima (Miller) Swingle, family Simaroubaceae, order Sapindales.