Definition of Order 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.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Cordaitales

order Chiroptera
order Chlorococcales
order Chytridiales
order Ciconiiformes
order Cilioflagellata
order Coccidia
order Coleoptera
order Collembola
order Columbiformes
order Colymbiformes
order Commelinales
order Coniferales
order Conodonta
order Conodontophorida
order Coraciiformes
order Cordaitales
order Corrodentia
order Crocodilia
order Crocodylia
order Cuculiformes
order Cycadales
order Cycadofilicales
order Cyclostomata
order Cydippea
order Cydippida
order Cydippidea
order Cypriniformes
order Decapoda
order Dermaptera
order Dermoptera

Literary usage of Order cordaitales

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1. Essentials of College Botany by Charles Edwin Bessey, Ernst Athearn Bessey (1914)
"Conifer Ancestors. Paleozoic to present, trees and shrubs with typically parallel-veined leaves, mostly long extinct. Order CORDAITALES. ..."

2. Heredity and Evolution in Plants by Charles Stuart Gager (1920)
"As far back as Devonian time, preceding the great coal period (Carboniferous), fossils have been found of a plant, Cordaites (of the order Cordaitales), ..."

3. Fundamentals of Botany by Charles Stuart Gager (1916)
"As far back as Devonian time, preceding the great coal period (Carboniferous), fossils have been found of a plant, Cordaites (of the order Cordaitales), ..."

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