Nymphaeales

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Nymphaeales
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Nymphea colorata
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Nymphaeales
Families

Cabombaceae - fanworts
Nymphaeaceae - water-lilies

The Nymphaeales are an order of flowering plants, including two families of aquatic herbs:

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Cabomba caroliniana

Sometimes the Cabombaceae are included within the Nymphaeaceae, though they are very distinct in appearance, with finely divided, entirely submerged leaves, unlike the broadly circular floating leaves of Nymphaeaceae.

The Nymphaeales, taken in the modern sense from the genetic studies of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group, appear to have diverged from the other flowers very early on, representing a basal clade offshoot of the flowering plants.

The older Cronquist system also included two other familes; the Nelumbonaceae, now treated in the order Proteales, and the Ceratophyllaceae, now treated in the order Ceratophyllales.da:kande-ordenen (Nymphaeales) de:Seerosenartige es:Nymphaeales fr:Nymphaeales ja:スイレン目 zh:睡莲目

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