Presentation on theme: "Monocots I.. Monocotyledons (Monocotyledonae, Monocots) Monophyletic group Comprise 22% of all angiosperms Relationships to other “basal” angiosperms."— Presentation transcript:
Orchidaceae - Orchid family Mycorrhizal, mostly perrennial, terrestrial or epiphytic herbs having trimerous flowers Showy labellum Androecium and gynoecium adnate Pollinia - pollen grains fused into a 1-several masses 700-800 genera / ca. 20,000 species
Arecaceae (Palmae) - Palm family Rhizomatous, lianous, or usually arborescent stem Large, sheathing, plicate leaves Fleshy, usually drupaceous fruit, and seeds lacking starch The plicate leaves is an apomorphy for the family. 190 genera / ca. 2,000 species.
Bromeliaceae - Bromeliad family Perrenial terrestrial or epiphytic herbs or shrubs with surface peltate scales, Colorful bracts Trimerous flowers with typically twisted stigmas. P 3+3 or (3)+(3) A 3+3 G 3, superior or inferior. 59 genera / 2,400 species