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Commelinaceae


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A family of often rather succulent herbs of moist places, which have scented, and often creeping, stems. The flowers are trimerous. There are many ornamentals. Tradescantia is spider plant or wandering Jew, and Rhoeo is also cultivated. There are 42 genera, with about 620 species, of mainly tropical distribution.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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