Commelinales


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Commelinales

[‚kä·mə·lə′nā·lēz]
(botany)
An order of monocotyledonous plants in the subclass Commelinidae marked by having differentiated sepals and petals but lacking nectaries and nectar.
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15, Arecaceae (vessels throughout the plant, except in a few non-basal genera) is a sister family to Zingiberales (vessels in roots only except for Cannaceae, Marantaceae) plus Commelinales (vessels various).
recent analyses of molecular data place it within Commelinales (e.
Distribution of silica bodies in Hanguana and Commelinales (tribes
There are records of plasmodial tapeta in various Bromeliaceae, but this family has an uncertain position; it may be related to some Commelinales or Philydrales, such as Pontederiaceae (Rudall et al.
The same trend emerges at angiosperm level based on our collective data: orbicules are common in the ANITA-grade and 85% of the monocots studied produce orbicules, with Orchidaceae, Commelinales and Zingiberales as notable exceptions.
As currently circumscribed (APG III 2009), the commelinid clade consists of four groupings: (1) Dasypogonaceae, (2) the palm clade Arecales, including a single species-rich family, Arecaceae, (3) the ginger/Tradescantia clade, including Zingiberales (eight families), Commelinales (four families) and Hanguana, and (4) the expanded grass clade Poales sensu lato, which now includes 17 families, since Hydatellaceae are excluded (Saarela et al.