Presentation on theme: "“Plant Families” Acanthaceae to Araceae"— Presentation transcript:
1“Plant Families” Acanthaceae to Araceae INTERIOR PLANTS“Plant Families” Acanthaceae to Araceae
2ACANTHACEAE Tender Perennials Simple, opposite leaves Irregular, bilabate flowers on spikes or in clusters; obvious bractsRoyal Plant Family for tropicals240 genera; 2200 sp
3AcanthaceaePachystachy is an example of the spike flowers with obvious bracts, opposite leaves, and bilabate flowers.
4AIZOACEAE Carpet-Weed Family or Mesembryanthus Family Leaves alt or opp, succulent and rock-like or scalesDesert and seashore environsLeaves reduced and fleshyDaisy-like, stemless flower100 genera, 600 species
5AIZOACEAEAptenia illustrates the daisy-like flower, fleshy leaves
6AMARANTHACEAE Distributed widely in warm countries Brightly colored foliageOpposite or Alternate leavesFlowers are not usually importantEasy culture, tend to be weedy
7AMARANTHACEAEIresine demonstrates the highly colored foliage and opposite leaf attachment as well as lack of attractive flowers.
8AMARYLLIDACEAEPerennial herbs that have umbellate, paniculate or single flowersFiberous root system or specialized such as corms, bulbs,rhizomes, etcInferior ovary rather than the superior ovary in LiliaceaeSix-merous, 90 genera, 1300 species
9AMARALLIDACEAEClivia illustrates the characteristics of a specialized root system and an umble flower
10ARACEAE Aroid or Calla family; economically important Path and spadix flowersCalcium oxalate crystals are poisonousFlowers may be inconspicuous or very attractive
11ARACEAESpathyphyllum presents a creamy white flower which is an attractive version of the spathe and spadix flower. Low light levels and attractive foliage complete the look.
12“Plant Families” Araliaceae to Asclepiadaceae INTERIOR PLANTS“Plant Families” Araliaceae to Asclepiadaceae
13ARALIACEAE Herbs, shrubs, trees and vines, some with thorns Insignificant flowersPalmately lobed foliageGrown for medicinal and ornamental uses