Strelitziaceae


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Strelitziaceae

[strə‚lit·sē′ās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of monocotyledonous plants in the order Zingiberales distinguished by perfect flowers with five functional stamens and without an evident hypanthium, penniveined leaves, and symmetrical guard cells.
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However, the support for the relationships of the basal lineages in this phylogeny, the 'banana families' (Musaceae, Strelitziaceae, Lowiaceae and Heliconiaceae), is weak.
families: Strelitziaceae + Lowiaceae, Costaceae + Zingiberaceae and
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.