Crossosomataceae

Crossosomataceae

[¦krä·sə‚sō·mə¦tās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A monogeneric family of xerophytic shrubs in the order Dilleniales characterized by perigynous flowers, seeds with thin endosperm, and small, entire leaves.
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In the case of plants, well-known examples of such Pan-American endemic or nearly endemic higher taxa are Agavaceae, Bromeliaceae, Cactaceae, Cannaceae, Crossosomataceae, Heliconiaceae, Fouqueriaceae, Limnanthaceae, and Simmondsiaceae.
Entre las familias con el 50-70% del total de sus especies presentes en Mexico estan Achatocarpaceae (4 especies en Mexico, 8 en todo el mundo), Agavaceae (239 y 410), Bataceae (1 y 2), Cabombaceae (4 y 7), Cactaceae (946 y 1500), Ceratophyllaceae (4 y 6), Crossosomataceae (5 y 10), Garryaceae (9 y 13), Lemnaceae (19 y 30), Mitrastemonaceae (1 y 2), Nelumbonaceae (1 y 2) y Tovariaceae (1 y 2).
Phylogenetics of Crossosomataceae based on rbcL sequence data.