subclass Commelinidae


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Noun1.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
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
class Liliopsida, class Monocotyledonae, class Monocotyledones, Liliopsida, Monocotyledonae, Monocotyledones - comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with a single cotyledon and parallel-veined leaves: includes grasses and lilies and palms and orchids; divided into four subclasses or superorders: Alismatidae; Arecidae; Commelinidae; and Liliidae
Graminales, order Graminales - grasses; sedges; rushes
Musales, order Musales - tropical plants
Commelinales, order Commelinales, order Xyridales, Xyridales - an order of monocotyledonous herbs