Monocotyledon -

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Monocotyledons, commonly referred to as monocots, are flowering plants (angiosperms), the seeds of which typically contain only one embryonic leaf, or cotyledon. They constitute one of the major groups into which the flowering plants have traditionally been divided, the rest of the flowering plants having two cotyledons and therefore classified as dicotyledons, or dicots. However, molecular phylogenetic research has shown that while the monocots form a monophyletic group or clade, the dicotyledons do not. Monocotyledons have almost always been recognized as a group, but with various taxonomic ranks and under several different names. The APG III system of 2009 recognises a clade called "monocots" but does not assign it to a taxonomic rank. View on Wikipedia

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  • Description
  • General
  • Vegetative
  • Reproductive
  • Comparison with "dicots"
  • Apomorphies
  • Synapomorphies
  • Vascular system
  • Taxonomy
  • Early history
  • Pre Linnean
  • Post Linnean
  • Modern era
  • Subdivision
  • Evolution
  • Molecular clock estimates
  • Core group
  • Aquatic monocots
  • Other taxa
  • Etymology
  • Ecology
  • Emergence
  • Conservation
  • Uses
  • See also
  • Notes
  • References
  • Bibliography
  • Books
  • Historical
  • Modern
  • Symposia
  • Chapters
  • Articles
  • Phylogenetics
  • APG
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