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Monocotyledons
Hemerocallis flower, with three flower parts in each whorl
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Monocotyledones

Monocotyledons are a class of flowering plants (angiosperms), whose embryo (seed) store only one cotyledon. The APG II system recognises a clade called "monocots" but does not assign it to a taxonomic rank. You can tell how to recognize a monocot by its leaves, they have long parallel veins running down the leaf, whereas dicot plant leaves have a complex netted vein pattern on their leaves.

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Angiosperms
monocots

Piperales, Acorales, Alismatales, Asparagales, Dioscoreales, Liliales, Pandanales



commelinids



eudicots

rest of clades...


core eudicots

rest of clades...


rosids

eurosids I



eurosids II



asterids

euasterids I



euasterids II






unassigned taxa...