monocot family


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Noun1.monocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seedmonocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family"
liliid monocot family - family of monocotyledonous plants of the subclass Liliidae; mostly herbs usually with petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
class Dicotyledonae, class Dicotyledones, class Magnoliopsida, Dicotyledonae, Dicotyledones, Magnoliopsida - comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with paired cotyledons and net-veined leaves; divided into six (not always well distinguished) subclasses (or superorders): Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae (considered primitive); Caryophyllidae (an early and distinctive offshoot); and three more or less advanced groups: Dilleniidae; Rosidae; Asteridae
family Juncaceae, Juncaceae, rush family - tufted herbs resembling grasses: rushes
Araceae, arum family, family Araceae - anthurium; calla lily; jack-in-the-pulpit; philodendron
Acoraceae, subfamily Acoraceae - used in some classifications for the genus Acorus which is usually assigned to Araceae
duckweed family, family Lemnaceae, Lemnaceae - family of small free-floating thalloid plants
family Orchidaceae, orchid family, Orchidaceae - enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers
Burmanniaceae, family Burmanniaceae - family of chiefly tropical herbs with basal leaves like bracts and small flowers
family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Poaceae - the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
Cyperaceae, family Cyperaceae, sedge family - bulrush; chufa; cotton grass; papyrus; umbrella plant
family Pandanaceae, Pandanaceae, screw-pine family - family of woody plants of the order Pandanales including pandanus
cattail family, family Typhaceae, Typhaceae - perennial marsh plants with creeping rootstocks and long linear leaves
bur-reed family, family Sparganiaceae, Sparganiaceae - coextensive with the genus Sparganium
bloodwort family, family Haemodoraceae, Haemodoraceae - some genera placed in family Liliaceae
Cannaceae, family Cannaceae - coextensive with the genus Canna
arrowroot family, family Marantaceae, Marantaceae - tropical perennial herbs with usually starchy rhizomes
banana family, family Musaceae, Musaceae - treelike tropical Asian herbs
family Strelitziaceae, strelitzia family, Strelitziaceae - woody plants with erect stems of tropical South America and South Africa and Madagascar; in some classifications included in the family Musaceae
family Zingiberaceae, ginger family, Zingiberaceae - a family of tropical monocotyledonous plants of order Musales
Arecaceae, family Arecaceae, family Palmaceae, family Palmae, palm family, Palmaceae, Palmae - chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales
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
family Naiadaceae, family Najadaceae, naiad family, Naiadaceae, Najadaceae - monotypic family of aquatic plants having narrow leaves and small flowers
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Potamogetonaceae is a small subcosmopolitan monocot family of aquatic herbs with submersed or floating leaves, belonging to the order Alismatales (Haynes and Holm-Nielsen, 2003).
Family Fabaceae contained highest number of plant species, represented by 12 taxa and was followed by monocot family Poaceae with 7 taxa, and dicot Asteraceae with 5 species.
Phylogenetics, floral evolution and rapid radiation in the tropical monocot family Costaceae (Zingiberales).