Cronquist, Arthur Formerly, New York Botanical Garden, New York, New York.
Barkley, Theodore M. Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.
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One of the two classes which collectively make up the division Magnoliophyta (Angiospermae), the flowering plants. The Liliopsida, often known as Monocotyledoneae, or monocotyledons, embrace 5 subclasses (Alismatidae, Commelinidae, Arecidae, Zingiberidae, and Liliidae), 18 orders, 61 families, and about 55,000 species.
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