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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Em ambientes loticos, os microhabitats submersos de ovos/posturas foram folhas de Tonina fluviatilis Aubl., Thurnia sp.
Waterhouse (1967) noted at least a superficial resemblance to the globular inflorescences of Thurnia. Globular, condensed inflorescences also occur in Eriocaulaceae, Sparganium, and Rapateaceae.
cons.--Type: Thurnia Hook.f., 1883.--Validated by a description in German.--[MAGNOLIOPHYTA].