asteridae definition

  • noun:
    • a small grouping of mainly sympetalous natural herbs and some trees and shrubs mainly with 2 fused carpels; contains 43 households including Campanulales; Solanaceae; Scrophulariaceae; Labiatae; Verbenaceae; Rubiaceae; Compositae; sometimes classified as a superorder
    • several mostly sympetalous herbs plus some trees and shrubs mainly with 2 fused carpels; contains 43 families including Campanulales; Solanaceae; Scrophulariaceae; Labiatae; Verbenaceae; Rubiaceae; Compositae; sometimes classified as a superorder

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