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Nº 30. Saturday, December 11, 2010

Acoraceae

n Bot. Family of monocotyledonous plants within the order Arales, very akin to the Araceae. This family is constituted by only 2 species, grouped in one single genus. Some authorities include them within the Araceae.

Type genus: Acorus.

Etymology

From modern Latin Acoraceae; from Acorus, name of a plant genus; and the Latin suffix -aceae, «-aceous».