Order Caryophyllales Bentham Hooker 1862

Nine-tenths of the species in Caryophyllidae belong to the single order Caryophyllales which consists of 12 families and about 10 000 species of herbs. An interesting feature of this order and particularly of Phytolacca americana L. (pokeweed) is the production of ribosome-inactivating proteins which have potent anti-HIV activities. Note that most Caryophyllales have evolved from the family Phytolaccaceae and are therefore disposed to produce such proteins. The very few alkaloids present in this order would be worth investigating.

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