The dicotyledons, also known as dicots (or more rarely dicotyls), are one of the two groups into which all the flowering plants or angiosperms were formerly divided. The name refers to one of the typical characteristics of the group, namely that the seed has two embryonic leaves or cotyledons.
ANITA basal angiosperms. The ANITA basal angiosperms include three orders of plants that include only a few hundred species. Each order is not necessarily closely related to the other two but they are known to be evolutionarily distinct from the remaining basal angiosperms that belong to the Magnoliids.
Members of the Piperaceae may be small trees, shrubs, or herbs. The distribution of this group is best described as pantropical. The best-known species is Piper nigrum, which yields most peppercorns that are used as spices, including black pepper, although its relatives in the family include many other spices.