Arecidae


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Arecidae

[ə′res·ə‚dē]
(botany)
A subclass of flowering plants in the class Liliopsida characterized by numerous, small flowers subtended by a prominent spathe and often aggregated into a spadix, and broad, petiolate leaves without typical parallel venation.
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124-127, In Flora of North America: Volume 22: Magnoliophyta: Alismatidae, Arecidae, Commelinidae (in Part), and Zingiberidae.