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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Floral development in Tinantia pringlei begins, as in all Commelinaceae taxa investigated thus far, with the apparently precocious emergence and rapid growth of the upper (or outer) sepal, followed by the lower two (or inner) sepals, which emerge substantially later and grow substantially slower than the upper sepal (Payer, 1857; Masters, 1872; Stevenson & Owens, 1978; Hardy & Stevenson, 2000a, b; Hardy et al., 2000, 2004, 2009).
A new species of Tradescantia (Commelinaceae) from Mexico.
solanacearum procedentes de plantaciones de banano, suelos y plantas arvenses de al menos ocho familias botanicas (Asteraceae, Commelinaceae, Convolvulaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Piperaceae, Portulacaceae y Vitaceae) colectados mayoritariamente en la region de Uraba y algunos en la zona bananera del Departamento del Magdalena.
caimo toanu Commelinaceae Dichorisandra hexandra (Aubl.) pito uko Standl.
Homoplasy in the Commelinaceae: a comparison of different classes of morphological characters.
Xoconostle (al) (MPF 172) Commelinaceae Tradescantia pendula (Schnizl.) C Dd Pa 1 1,1 DR Hunt Hierba de pollo (hl) (MPF 156) Crassulaceae Sedun allantoides Rose C Dd Pa 1 1,1 Lengua de conejo (il) (MPF 287) Chenopodiaceae Chenopodium murale L.
Como resultado del trabajo de recoleccion y de la revision de material herborizado, con el fin de completar el fasciculo de las Commelinaceae para la Flora del Bajio y de Regiones Adyacentes, encontramos tres novedades del genero Commelina, por lo que proponemos:
(Commelinaceae) y una especie no identificada de la familia Asteraceae (Asteraceae sp.).
Familia Numero de generos Numero de especies Agavaceae 2 7 Alliaceae 4 4 Alstromeriaceae 1 1 Amaryllidaceae 3 6 Anthericaceae 1 9 Araceae 2 2 Bromeliaceae 4 19 Calochortaceae 1 4 Commelinaceae 8 21 Cyperaceae 7 28 Dioscoreaceae 1 12 Eriocaulaceae 1 3 Hydrocharitaceae 1 1 Hypoxidaceae 1 4 Iridaceae 3 12 Juncaceae 2 5 Juncaginaceae 1 1 Lemnaceae 1 2 Melanthiaceae 2 4 Orchidaceae 44 130 Poaceae 38 75 Pontederiaceae 1 1 Potamogetonaceae 1 3 Smilacaceae 1 4 Typhaceae 1 1 Total 132 359 Cuadro 2.
Jan-Mar 1967.--Type: Commelina L.; Commelinaceae Mirb., 1804.