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The misconstrued and rare species of Commelina (Commelinaceae) in the eastern United States
Five species of Commelina (Commelinaceae), all introduced in the eastern United States, are reviewed and discussed. The widespread but overlooked C. caroliniana is contrasted with the more common C.Expand
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The morphology and taxonomy of Aneilema R. Brown (Commelinaceae)
Faden, Robert B. The Morphology and Taxonomy of Aneilema R. Brown (Commelinaceae). Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, number 76, 166 pages, 57 figures, 17 maps, 7 plates, 1991.-Vegetative andExpand
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Phylogenetic Relationships in the Commelinaceae: II. A Cladistic Analysis of rbcL Sequences and Morphology
Abstract The chloroplast-encoded gene rbcL was sequenced in 30 genera of Commelinaceae to evaluate intergeneric relationships within the family. The Australian Cartonema was consistently placed asExpand
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Pointillist structural color in Pollia fruit
Biological communication by means of structural color has existed for at least 500 million years. Structural color is commonly observed in the animal kingdom, but has been little studied in plants.Expand
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Floral organogenesis and the developmental basis for pollinator deception in the asiatic dayflower, Commelina communis (Commelinaceae).
The upper half of flowers in Commelina communis deceptively lures potential pollinators with its showy petals and staminodes on the false promise of abundant pollen. This paper presents evidence thatExpand
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Die phloroglucide von neun dryopteris-arten aus kenya sowie der d. oligodonta (desv.) pic.-serm. und d. “dilatata” von den canarischen inseln
Among the eight species of the fern genus Dryopteris which have been recorded from Kenya (East Africa), the group of D. inacqualis, D. pentheri and D. schimperana is regarded as critical. There is noExpand
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Phylogenetic Studies in the Commelinaceae Subfamily Commelinoideae Inferred from Nuclear Ribosomal and Chloroplast DNA Sequences
Abstract The Commelinaceae are a pantropical family of monocotyledonous herbs. Previous phylogenies in Commelinaceae have emphasized sampling among genera. We extended this previous work byExpand
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