Cannaceae


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Cannaceae

[kə′nās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of monocotyledonous plants in the order Zingiberales characterized by one functional stamen, a single functional pollen sac in the stamen, mucilage canals in the stem, and numerous ovules in each of the one to three locules.
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Taxonomic revision of the family Cannaceae in the New World and Asia.
The Zingiberales are a classic example of the semophyletic sequence in stamen reduction from an original dicyclic androecium running in a continuous sequence (the reductive process is represented with symbols used for floral formulas; A refers to the androecium, the numbers refer to the number of stamens in a whorl, and the raised circle refers to staminodes): Musaceae [A3+3 or A3+2(1[degrees]) / Heliconiaceae [A2(1[degrees])+3] - Lowiaceae / Strelitziaceae (A3+2) - Zingiberaceae [A2[degrees]+ 1(2[degrees])] / Marantacene [A1[degrees]/2[degrees]/0+1(2[degrees])] - Costaceae [A3[degrees]+1(2[degrees])] - Cannaceae [A2[degrees]+(2[degrees])] (see, e.
Family Nucellus Anarthriaceae Tenuinucellate Arecaceae Crassinucellate Bromeliaceae Crassinucellate Cannaceae Crassinucellate Cartonemataceae Crassinucellate Centrolepidaceae Tenuinucellate Commelinaceae Crassinucellate (tenuinucellate in Cyanotis) Costaceae Crassinucellate Cyperaceae Crassinucellate Dasypogonaceae Crassinucellate Ecdeiocoleaeeae Tenuinucellate Eriocaulaceae Tenuinucellate Flagellariaceae Crassinucellate Haemodoraceae Crassinucellate Hanguanaceae Unknown Heliconiaceae Crassinucellate Hydatellaceae Unknown Joinvilleaceae Unknown, but nucellar cap present (Fig.