Definition of Cordaitales
1. Noun. Extinct plants having tall arborescent trunks comparable to or more advanced than cycads; known from the Pennsylvanian period; probably extinct since the Mesozoic era.
Generic synonyms: Plant Order
Group relationships: Class Coniferopsida, Coniferophyta, Coniferophytina, Coniferopsida, Subdivision Coniferophytina
Member holonyms: Cordaitaceae, Family Cordaitaceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cordaitales
Literary usage of Cordaitales
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1910)
"(4) cordaitales General character. —This is an extinct paleozoic group of ... The cordaitales were tall and slender trees, often 10 to 30 m. high before ..."
2. An Introduction to the Study of Fossils (plants and Animals) by Hervey Woodburn Shimer (1914)
"... cordaitales An extinct group of tall, slender trees which had a general distribution throughout the world from the Devonian to the Permian, inclusive. ..."
3. Morphology of Spermatophytes by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1901)
"cordaitales The amount of information that has been accumulated concerning this great Paleozoic group is a matter of surprise. Not only are the vegetative ..."