Definition of Ranalian complex
1. Noun. A group of families of trees and shrubs and herbs having well-developed perianths and apocarpous ovaries and generally regarded as the most primitive extant flowering plants; contains 36 families including Magnoliaceae and Ranunculaceae; sometimes classified as a superorder.
Generic synonyms: Class
Member holonyms: Magnoliid Dicot Family, Magnoliid Dicot Genus, Order Ranales, Order Ranunculales, Ranales, Ranunculales
Group relationships: Class Dicotyledonae, Class Dicotyledones, Class Magnoliopsida, Dicotyledonae, Dicotyledones, Magnoliopsida