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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Los tipos de ornamentacion hallados son los equinados (tipicos o micro-equinados), en Cannaceae, Heliconiaceae y algunas Zingiberaceae y los muriformes (tipicos o micro muriformes), como rugados y rugulados, ademas de los areolados y los lisos o psilados, presentes en Musaceae, Strelitziaceae y Zingiberaceae.
En Strelitziaceae se observaron granos areolados, un caracter no mencionado hasta el momento, o lisos, en general esferoidales, con una gruesa intina que presenta canales formados por evaginacion de la membrana plasmatica (Kress & Stone 1982) y con hebras que serian derivadas de la pared del estomio (Kronestedt-Robards 1996).
However, the support for the relationships of the basal lineages in this phylogeny, the 'banana families' (Musaceae, Strelitziaceae, Lowiaceae and Heliconiaceae), is weak.
The three different Strelitziaceae genera have a particular vertebrate pollination syndrome: bat pollination for the monotypic Phenakospermum guyanense, lemur pollination for Ravenala madagascariensis and sunbird pollination for the five included species of the genus Strelitzia.
some Zingiberaceae, rarely in Marantaceae, Strelitziaceae and Musaceae
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.
14B) Juncaceae Crassinucellate Marantaceae Crassinucellate Mayacaceae Tenuinucellate Musaceae Crassinucellate Philydraceae Crassinucellate Poaceae Tenuinucellate or crassinucellate Pontederiaceae Crassinucellate Rapateaceae Crassinucellate Restionaceae Tenuinucellate (except dlexgeorgia) Sparganiaceae Crassinucellate Strelitziaceae Crassinucellate Thurniaceae Unknown Typhaceae Crassinucellate Velloziaceae Tenuinucellate Xyridaceae Tenuinucellate Zingiberaceae Crassinucellate Family References(*) Anarthriaceae Linder & Rudall, 1993 Arecaceae Dahlgren et al.