Callitrichales Dumort (1829) is an order of flowering plants. As circumscribed by American botanist Arthur Cronquist in the Cronquist system (1981), the order included three families:
A feature is the single stamen in the flower.
The order is not recognized by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group; the family Hydrostachyaceae is placed in the order Cornales and the plants making up the other two families are included in the family Plantaginaceae.
The Order Callitrichales is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Family (1): Callitrichaceae
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 0 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Order Callitrichales.
Callitriche (Cal-l?-tri-che) is a genus of largely aquatic plants known as water-starworts. Previously, it was the only genus in the family Callitrichaceae. However, according to the APG II system this family is now included in the Plantaginaceae (plantain family). The family name Callitrichaceae retains its status as nomen conservandum (name to be retained). [more]
More info about the Family Callitrichaceae may be found here.
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