Burmanniaceae


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Burmanniaceae

[bər‚man·ē′ās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of monocotyledonous plants in the order Orchidales characterized by regular flowers, three or six stamens opposite the petals, and ovarian nectaries.
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Flora da reserva Ducke, Amazonas, Brasil: Burmanniaceae.
Burmanniaceae e Gentianaceae da Usina Sao Jose, Igarassu, Pernambuco.
Diversification of myco-heterotrophic angiosperms: evidence from Burmanniaceae.
1994, Imhof and Weber 1997, Imhof 1997, Imhof 1999a), Triuridaceae (Imhof 1998a) and Burmanniaceae (Imhof 1999b, Imhof 1999c) it became evident that the mycorrhiza of these myco-heterotrophic plants are highly diverse, but have many features in common, suggesting an arbuscular mycorrhiza.
The root and rhizome structures of Burmanniaceae have been classified by Johow (1889), Goebel and Sussenguth (1924) and Maas et al.
Only slightly swollen, foliose rhizomes in combination with long, filiform roots observed in most Burmanniaceae (Apteria, Burmannia, Cymbocarpa, Dictyostega, Gymnosiphon, Hexapterella, Marthella, Miersiella).
Heteromycotrophic monocots are apparently vesselless, although we do not have complete information on all of them (notably heteromycotrophic Burmanniaceae and Orchidaceae).