Thurniaceae

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Thurniaceae

[‚thər·nē′ās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A small family of monocotyledonous plants in the order Juncales distinguished by an inflorescence of one or more dense heads, vascular bundles of the leaf in vertical pairs, and silica bodies in the leaf epidermis.
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Los analisis filogeneticos han comprobado la monofilia de Juncaceae, una vez excluido Prionium, genero arbustivo monotipico del sur de Africa, y transferido finalmente a Thurniaceae (Munro y Linder, 1998).
The phylogenetic position of Prionium (Juncaceae) within the order Juncales based on morphological and rbcL sequence data.
1995), Cyperaceae, Juncaceae and Prionium form a clade with Prionium basal and sister to the other taxa.
Although Prionium was traditionally placed either in Juncaceae or