Cyperales


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Cyperales

[sip·ə′rā·lēz]
(botany)
An order of monocotyledonous plants in the subclass Commelinidae with reduced, mostly wind-pollinated or self-pollinated flowers that have a unilocular, two-or three-carpellate ovary bearing a single ovule.
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generic revision); Bruhl (1995) for 108 genera and generic segregates (tribal and subfamilial revision of Cyperaceae); Simpson (1995) for 12 genera representative of the family (assessment of Cyperales relationships); Gonzalez-Elizondo et al.
Given the high rate of diversification in the Cyperales Hutch.
All three traits clearly play a role in the mechanism and tempo of chromosome evolution in the Cyperales, as we review in the remainder of this paper.
Although many of the Cyperaceae have not yet been studied, all observations indicate that diffuse centromeres are a synapomorphy for the Cyperales (Greilhuber, 1995) and that agmatoploid chromosome evolution predominates