Petrosaviaceae


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Petrosaviaceae

[‚pe·trō‚sav·ē′ās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A small family of monocotyledonous plants in the order Triuridales characterized by perfect flowers, three carpels, and numerous seeds.
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We cannot meaningfully understand why Petrosaviaceae and Triuridaceae lack vessels throughout the plant until we realize that the two families have probably lost vessels independently in response to the heteromycotrophic habit.
Recircumscription of the monocotyledonous family Petrosaviaceae to include Japonolirion.