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Cucurbitales

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Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum/Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Eudicots
Order:Cucurbitales

Description

An order of flowering plants, represented by about 2,300 species of herbs, climbers, shrubs and trees in seven families. The largest families include the begonias (Begoniaceae) and cucumbers (Cucurbitaceae). All members of this order have unisexual flowers, with pointed petals. The flower parts are in cyclic arrangements (attached around the axis at the same point). Flowers are insect-pollinated or wind-pollinated.

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