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An order of flowering plants (angiosperms) including the mustard and caper families. The plant order Capparales contains various families of eurosid dicotyledons. Most notably, mustards, capers, and various ornamental plants (see illustration) are members of the Capparales. In many classifications, though, Cappareles is either called Brassicales or subsumed within the latter order. Molecular phylogenetic classifications indicate that the order Capparales (or Brassicales) is related to the Malvales, Myrtales, and Sapindales orders. See also: Malvales; Myrtales; Ornamental plant; Plant kingdom; Plant taxonomy; Sapindales
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