Commelinaceae: (Spiderwort Family)
This family contains 50 genera and 700 species. The plants most recognizable in this family are the dayflowers (Commelina), the spiderworts (Tradescantia) or the wandering Jews (Zebrina). Also part of this family is the blue ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) which is subsequently not a ginger at all.
Systematics: This family has flowers with 3 sepals, 3 petals, 3 locules and 3 pistils. It also has 6 stamen which usually contain some sort of hairy filaments on them. Leaves are simple and alternate with the bases sheathing.
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