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Orders of Plants List
Species per Order
Title | # Species | # Families

Below is a list of the Orders of Plant Life. Order can be a confusing term, in biology, it refers to a group that contains the families. Orders usually have between 3-20 Families. Some Orders contain 10's of thousands of species, others like the Ginko, have only one.

Every type of seed bearing plant can fit into one of these categories.

Within each Order contains families.

Click on the Order name to list all of the families contained in that Order. Listed next to each Order is the approximate number of species.



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Acorales Acorales Acorales ( 1 ) 1
Alismatales Alismatales Alismatales ( 14 ) 4,500
Amborellales Amborellales Amborellales ( 1 ) 1
Apiales Apiales Apiales ( 7 ) 4,000
Aquifoliales Aquifoliales Aquifoliales ( 5 ) 650
Arecales Arecales Arecales ( 1 ) 2,600
Asparagales Asparagales Asparagales ( 26 ) 5,000
Asterales Asterales Asterales ( 11 ) 27,790
Austrobaileyales Austrobaileyales Austrobaileyales ( 3 ) 100
Berberidopsidales Berberidopsidales Berberidopsidales ( 2 ) 4
Brassicales Brassicales Brassicales ( 16 ) 4,450
Buxales Buxales Buxales ( 1 ) 110
Canellales Canellales Canellales ( 2 ) 136
Caryophyllales Caryophyllales Caryophyllales ( 33 ) 11,155
Celastrales Celastrales Celastrales ( 3 ) 1,372
Ceratophyllales Ceratophyllales Ceratophyllales ( 1 ) 30
Chloranthales Chloranthales Chloranthales ( 1 ) 50
Commelinales Commelinales Commelinales ( 5 ) 768
Cornales Cornales Cornales ( 7 ) 600
Crossosomatales Crossosomatales Crossosomatales ( 7 ) 50
Cucurbitales Cucurbitales Cucurbitales ( 7 ) 2,300
Cycadales Cycadales Cycadales ( 3 ) 65
Dioscoreales Dioscoreales Dioscoreales ( 5 ) 1,037
Dipsacales Dipsacales Dipsacales ( 7 ) 1,700
Ericales Ericales Ericales ( 33 ) 8,000
Fabales Fabales Fabales ( 4 ) 20,055
Fabales Fabales Fabales ( 4 ) 20,000
Fagales Fagales Fagales ( 8 ) 1,200
Garryales Garryales Garryales ( 2 ) 18
Gentianales Gentianales Gentianales ( 5 ) 16,637
Geraniales Geraniales Geraniales ( 4 ) 900
Ginkgoales Ginkgoales Ginkgoales ( 1 ) 1
Gnetales Gnetales Gnetales ( 1 ) 35
Gunnerales Gunnerales Gunnerales ( 2 ) 50
Lamiales Lamiales Lamiales ( 21 ) 12,000
Laurales Laurales Laurales ( 7 ) 2,800
Liliales Liliales Liliales ( 11 ) 1,558
Magnoliales Magnoliales Magnoliales ( 6 ) 2,500
Malpighiales Malpighiales Malpighiales ( 42 ) 16,000
Malvales Malvales Malvales ( 9 ) 6,000
Myrtales Myrtales Myrtales ( 14 ) 11,000
Nymphaeales Nymphaeales Nymphaeales ( 3 ) 74
Oxalidales Oxalidales Oxalidales ( 6 ) 1,000
Pandanales Pandanales Pandanales ( 5 ) 1,345
Petrosaviales Petrosaviales Petrosaviales ( 1 ) 4
Pinales Pinales Pinales ( 8 ) 700
Piperales Piperales Piperales ( 4 ) 4,090
Poales Poales Poales ( 18 ) 18,000
Proteales Proteales Proteales ( 3 ) 1,600
Ranunculales Ranunculales Ranunculales ( 10 ) 3,500
Rosales Rosales Rosales ( 10 ) 7,700
Sabiales Sabiales Sabiales ( 1 ) 160
Santalales Santalales Santalales ( 5 ) 1,300
Sapindales Sapindales Sapindales ( 9 ) 5,700
Saxifragales Saxifragales Saxifragales ( 15 ) 2,470
Solanales Solanales Solanales ( 5 ) 4,200
Trochodendrales Trochodendrales Trochodendrales ( 2 ) 2
Vitales Vitales Vitales ( 1 ) 850
Zingiberales Zingiberales Zingiberales ( 8 ) 2,100
Zygophyllales Zygophyllales Zygophyllales ( 2 ) 267




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