eudicotyledon


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eu·di·cot·y·le·don

 (yo͞o′dī-kŏt′l-ēd′n) or eu·di·cot (yo͞o-dī′kŏt′)
n.
Any of numerous flowering plants having two cotyledons in the seed, pollen grains with three pores, and usually the capacity for secondary growth, leaves with reticulate venation, and flower parts that are in multiples of four or five.

[eu-, true (since the eudicotyledons form a clade excluding certain other dicotyledonous groups, such as the magnoliids) + dicotyledon.]
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eudicotyledon

(ˌjuːdaɪˌkɒtɪˈliːdən)
n
(Plants) any plant belonging to one of the two major groups of flowering plants, comprising over 60 per cent of all plants, normally having net-veined leaves and two cotyledons in the seed
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The numbers of species, genera and families, as well as the proportions of monocotyledons and eudicotyledon species, and the ratio of herbaceous-subshrub/shrub-arboreal species of cerrado phytophysiognomies, caatinga vegetation and cerrado-caatinga transition are presented in Table 1.
These include most prominently the monocotyledons Moraea sisyrinchium, Leopoldia longipes and Ixiolirion tataricum and the eudicotyledon Heliotropium bacciferum.
(1997), in this environment, there could have occurred convergence in the habit, in leaf features and in leaf imbrication among evergreen sclerophyll life forms belonging to several families, including both eudicotyledons and monocotyledons.
The complete taxonomy of the species is Eukaryota; Viridiplantae; Streptophyta; Streptophytina; Embryophyta; Tracheophyta; Euphyllophyta; Spermatophyta; Magnoliophyta; eudicotyledons; core eudicotyledons; rosids; fabids; Malpighiales; Euphorbiaceae; Crotonoideae; Jatropheae; Jatropha; and Jatropha gossypiifolia [32].