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Monocots

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Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum/Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Monocots

Description

One of the two traditional divisions of the angiosperms, recognised by the occurrence of a single embryonic leaf (cotyledon) in the seed. A natural group but unranked in recent classifications. Families of monocots include the grasses (Poaceae), sedges (Cyperaceae), gingers (Zingiberaceae), palms (Arecaeae), pandans (Pandanaceae), orchids (Orchidaceae) and aroids (Araceae).

The order, Arecales, is a distinctive order among angiosperms in the tropics and subtropics. Once considered to include …
Plants in this order mostly (with the exception of orchids) produce a black pigment called 'phytomelan' in the s…
This is an order of flowering plants that include the spiderworts and water hyacinth. Their closest relatives are ginger…
Dioscoreales is an order of flowering plants. Most plants from this group have a thick and starchy underground stem call…
The order Pandanales consists of a single family, Pandanaceae, otherwise known as screw pines or pandans. They are often…
This is a large order of monocot flowering plants, and includes the grass family (Poaceae), sedges (Cyperaceae) and brom…
An order of flowering plants represented by over 2,000 species in eight families, including the ginger family (Zingibera…
 
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