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Parietales is a botanical name of an order of flowering plants. It is a descriptive botanical name, short for "placentae parietales". Thus it could be used even today (for a taxon above the rank of family). The termination -ales is only coincidentally identical to that appropriate to the rank of order.

The name was used in several systems, such as the Bentham & Hooker system, the Wettstein system, etc. although more recent systems such as the Cronquist system preferred the name Violales.[citation needed]