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Malvales

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

Description

The order Malvales includes such familiar plants as hibiscus and cotton plant and important hardwood timber trees such as Dipterocarps. This order is taxonomically challenging and DNA studies suggest that the biggest family, Malvaceae should be more broadly defined to include many other families.

The family derived its name from the genus Dipterocarpus. Dipterocarpaceae is largely found in Asian forests, particular…
The Malvaceae comprise more than 2000 species of herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees within more than 200 genera includi…
 
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