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Commelinaceae (dayflower)

Angiospermae - Commelinales - Commelinaceae

Commelinaceae was named by de Mirbel (1804). It is extant.

It was assigned to Commelinales by Mabberley (2000), Taylor et al. (2008) and The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2016).


Synonymy list
YearName and author
1804Commelinaceae de Mirbel
2000Commelinaceae Mabberley
2008Commelinaceae Taylor et al. p. 1029
2016Commelinaceae The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group p. 15

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orderCommelinalesMirbel 1820
familyCommelinaceaede Mirbel 1804
familyCommelinaceaede Mirbel 1804

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.

Fm. Commelinaceae de Mirbel 1804 [dayflower]
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G. Cyanotis Don 1825
G. Rhoeo Hance
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 Serravallian to the top of the Calabrian or 13.82000 to 0.78100 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 11.62 Ma

Collections (4 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Serravallian13.82 - 11.62Kenya Commelinaceae indet. (22311 22312)
Pliocene - Calabrian5.333 - 0.781Tanzania Commelinaceae indet. (22335)
Quaternary2.588 - 0.0India (Tamil Nadu) Cyanotis sp. (228792)