Commelinaceae


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Commelinaceae

[‚kä·mə·lə′nās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of monocotyledonous plants in the order Commelinales characterized by differentiation of the leaves into a closed sheath and a well-defined, commonly somewhat succulent blade.

Commelinaceae

 

(spiderwort), a family of monocotyledonous plants. They are herbs, with a leafy and knotty stem. They are often fleshy. The flowers, which are in racemes, are usually monoecious, regular (sometimes irregular), and trimerous; they have a calyx and a corolla. There are approximately 40 genera, with more than 500 species (according to other data, up to 1,000 species). They are distributed predominantly in the tropics and subtropics of both hemispheres. In the USSR the genera Commelina and Aneilema (one species in the Far East) are found. The many ornamental species of the genera Tradescantia, Zebrina, and Spironema, which are cultivated in the USSR, belong to the family Commelinaceae.

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Family Name (Latin and Common): Commelinaceae, the Spiderwort family
Monocots: Arecaceae, Bromeliaceae, Commelinaceae, Cyperaceae, Dioscoreaceae, Heliconiaceae, Liliaceae, Musaceae, Orchidaceae, Poaceae, Smilacaceae, Zingiberaceae.
2008 Commelinaceae Tradescantia virginiana Tiwari & Gunning, 1986c (b) Fabaceae Acacia conferta Kenrick & Knox, 1979 Acacia iteaphylla " Acacia subalata " Fagaceae Qnercus robur Rowley & Gabarayeva, 2004 Gentianaceae Canscora decussate (b) Vinckier & Smets, 2003 Gentiana acaulis Lombardo & Carraro, 1976 Swertia perennis (b) Vinckier & Smets, 2003 Lauraceae Persea palustris (b) Furness & Rudall, 2001a Malvaceae A but i Ion pic turn Strittmatter et al.
Distribuicao das plantas daninhas por familia e especie obtidas atraves de levantamento fitossociologico em sucessao aveia/milho no ano agricola de 2009/2010 em Marechal Candido Rondon--PR Familia Especie Nome comum Asteraceae Emilia fosbergii Falsa serralha Amaranthaceae Amaranfhus hybridus Caruru-roxo Commelinaceae Commelina benghalensis Trapoeraba Covolvulaceae Ipomea friloba Corda-de-viola Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia heferophyla Amendoim bravo Lamiaceae Leonurus sibiricus Rubim Phyllanthaceae Phyllanfhus fenellus Quebra-pedra Poaceae Brachiaria planfaginea Papua Poaceae Cenchrus echinafus Capim-carrapicho Poaceae Digifaria horizonfalis Capim-colchao Solanacea Solanum americanum Maria pretinha Tabela 4.
Amaryllidaceae 22 Asclepias tuberosa Asclepiadaceae 15 Jatropha integerrima Euphorbiaceae 20 Ruella simplex Acanthaceae 14 Lantana camara Verbenaceae 20 Barleria cristata Acanthaceae 18 Trachelospermum jasminoides Apocynaceae 22 Tradescantia pallida Commelinaceae 16 Canna sp.
89% del total registrado; con cuatro especies se encontraron a Polygonaceae y Malvaceae, con tres Onagraceae y Oxalidaceae, con dos Scrophulariaceae, Amaranthaceae, Commelinaceae, Convolvulaceae, Cyperaceae, Labiatae, Loasaceae, Umbelliferae, Verbenaceae; las demas familias estan representadas por una sola (Cuadro 3).
Checklist of Commelinaceae of Equatorial Guinea (Annobon, Bioko and Rio Muni).
Se reportaron 28 familias y la distribucion de las especies dentro de estas fue de 25,24% Poaceae; 7,7% Euphorbiaceae; 3,88% Amaranthaceae; 14,56% Asteraceae; 5,83% Rubiaceae; 2,91% Lamiceae y Malvaceae; 9,71% Fabaceae; 4,85% Cyperaceae; 1,94% Cucurbitaceae, Loranthaceae y Onagraceae; y 0,97% para cada una de las siguientes: Acanthanceae, Aizoaceae, Araceaea, Commelinaceae, Convolvulaceae, Loganiaceae, Nictaginaceae, Piperaceae, Polygonaceae, Portulacaceae, Scrophylaniaceae, Solanaceae, Verbenaceae y Zygophyllaceae.
6 Commelina Commelinaceae Batbatte shak paludosa Blume 7 Cucumis Cucurbitaceae Chindire shak sativus L.
Bradley [Clasping venus-looking-glass] Commelinaceae Tradescantia occidental is (Britton) C, E, Ha, P N 4284 Smyth [Prairie Spiderwort] Convolvulaceae Convolvulus equitans Benth.