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Angiospermae - Commelinales

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1820Commelinales Mirbel
2000Commelinales Mabberley
2008Commelinales Taylor et al. p. 1029
2016Commelinales The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group

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orderCommelinalesMirbel 1820
orderCommelinalesMirbel 1820

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Or. †Commelinales Mirbel 1820
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Fm. Commelinaceae de Mirbel 1804 [dayflower]
G. Cyanotis Don 1825
G. Rhoeo Hance
G. Philydrum Banks et al. 1788
Fm. †Pontederiaceae Kunth 1816
G. Eichhornia Kunth 1843
Eichhornia intertrappea Patil and Singh 1978
G. Heteranthera Ruiz and Pavon 1794 [mud plantain]
Heteranthera cretacea Knowlton 1916
G. Monochoria Presl 1827
G. †Pontederites Knowlton 1922
Pontederites hesperia Knowlton 1922
Invalid names: Haemodoraceae Brown 1810 [empty], Hanguanaceae Airy Shaw 1965 [empty], Philydraceae Link 1821 [empty]
No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Diet: "photoautotroph"p
Created: 2011-07-22 00:04:15
Modified: 2011-07-21 09:04:15
Source: p = phylum
Reference: Kiessling 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Rupelian to the top of the Pleistocene or 33.90000 to 0.01170 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 23.03 Ma

Collections (22 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Paleogene66.0 - 23.03India (Madhya Pradesh) Eichhornia sp., Eichhornia intertrappea (224606)
Rupelian - Chattian33.9 - 23.03Germany (Saxony) Eichhornia tertiaria (24922)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82Germany (Brandenburg) Monochoria striatella (23052 23686)
Serravallian13.82 - 11.62Germany (Brandenburg) Monochoria striatella (23050 23056 23355 27011 27013)
Serravallian13.82 - 11.62Germany (Saxen) Monochoria striatella (22897)
Serravallian13.82 - 11.62Kenya Commelinaceae indet. (22311 22312)
Serravallian - Tortonian13.82 - 7.246Germany (Brandenburg) Monochoria striatella (27064)
Pliocene - Calabrian5.333 - 0.774Tanzania Commelinaceae indet. (22335)
Piacenzian3.6 - 2.588Germany (Thuringia) Monochoria striatella (22780)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Australia (Queensland) Philydrum sp. (168889 168918 168924)
Quaternary2.58 - 0.0India (Tamil Nadu) Cyanotis sp. (228792)
Late/Upper Pleistocene - Holocene0.129 - 0.0Australia (Queensland) Philydrum sp. (168753 168755 168756)