Butomaceae


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Butomaceae

[‚byüd·ə′mās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of monocotyledonous plants in the order Alismatales characterized by secretory canals, linear leaves, and a straight embryo.
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2005 trinitensis (a) Butomaceae Butomus umbellatus (b) Fernando & Cass, 1994 Cabombaceae Cabomba caroliniana Taylor et al.
Developmental morphology of Ranalisma humile and comparisons with two members of the Butomaceae, Hydrocleis nymphoides and Butomus umbellatus.
1985), the Melanthiaceae and Trichopodaceae are the primitive families of the Monocotyledons, respectively, whereas for Cronquist (1988) and Takhtajan (1987), the Butomaceae are still viewed, in a more traditional fashion, as one of the most primitive members of the Monocotyledons.