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Noun1.Commelinales - an order of monocotyledonous herbs
plant order - the order of plants
Commelinidae, subclass Commelinidae - one of four subclasses or superorders of Monocotyledones; comprises about 19,000 species in 25 families of mostly terrestrial herbs especially of moist places including: Cyperaceae; Gramineae; Bromeliaceae; and Zingiberaceae
family Xyridaceae, Xyridaceae, yellow-eyed grass family - plants of tropical to temperate regions; usually in wet places
Commelinaceae, family Commelinaceae, spiderwort family - large widely distributed family of chiefly perennial herbs or climbers: spiderworts
Bromeliaceae, family Bromeliaceae, pineapple family - a family of tropical American plants of order Xyridales including several (as the pineapple) of economic importance
family Mayacaceae, Mayacaceae - a monocotyledonous family of bog plants of order Xyridales
family Rapateaceae, Rapateaceae - South American herbs somewhat resembling members of the Juncaceae
Eriocaulaceae, family Eriocaulaceae, pipewort family - chiefly tropical aquatic or bog herbs: pipeworts
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The appearance of a dimorphic perianth is variable throughout the commelinid monocots, and the transition from a monomorphic perianth to a dimorphic perianth appears to have occurred independently in the Commelinales and the Zingiberales (Bartlett & Specht, 2010).
Commelinales and Poales are not covered to any appreciable extent in the present paper, because they are crown groups that have already attained extensive vessel presence throughout the plant--a feature deserving of ecophysiological study, notably different from the presence of all-tracheid systems in monocots.
Polyphyly and convergent morphological evolution in Commelinales and Commelinidae: evidence from rbcL sequence data.
undulatas Fowler & Turner [151] CHLORANTHALES Chloranthaceae Chloranthus spicatus [251] COMMELINALES Commelinaceae Cochliostema odoratissima [121] CORNALES Hydrangeaceae Philadelphus coronarius L.
ZHC Clade (Zingiberales, Commelinales and Hanguana)
In Table I we have loosely arranged them into five groupings, for convenience: 1) palms and possible relatives, 2) Poales and possible relatives, 3) Commelinales, 4) Philydrales, and 5) Zingiberales.