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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Polyphyly and covergent morphological evolution in Commelinales and Commelinidae: evidence from rbcL sequence data.
In order to consistently reconstruct the ancestral state of the order, we reconstructed the ancestral pollination syndrome for the sister group of the Zingiberales, the order Commelinales.
Mayacaceae are nested within Commelinales that have more "specialized" xylem (see Fig.
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).
orders Zingiberales and Commelinales, but its precise relationships
recent analyses of molecular data place it within Commelinales (e.
Among Commelinales, Commelinaceae are plasmodial, whereas Eriocaulaceae and Xyridaceae are probably secretory.
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.