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Zingiberales (ginger and banana)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Zingiberales are an order of flowering plants. The order has been widely recognised, at least for the past few decades, and includes many familiar plants, such as ginger, cardamom, turmeric, galangal and myoga in the Zingiberaceae or ginger family, bananas and plantains in the Musaceae or banana family, arrowroot in the Marantaceae or arrowroot family, Ravenala, Phenakospermum and Bird of Paradise flower in the Strelitziaceae family, along with various types of heliconias in the Heliconiaceae family. Its families are grouped in two morphological groups, based on the number of fertile stamens, a paraphyletic basal assemblage of "banana-families" with 5 or 6 fertile stamens (Musaceae, Strelitziaceae, Lowiaceae, Heliconiaceae), and a derived clade of "ginger-families" with only one fertil
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Cannaceae (15)   (1)
Costaceae (126)   (5)
Heliconiaceae (199)
Lowiaceae (20)   (1)
Marantaceae (584)   (11)
Musaceae (95)   (1)
Strelitziaceae (8)
Zingiberaceae (1,763)   (12)   (5)

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