Flora of North America
North of Mexico; Volume 22: Magnoliophyta: Alismatidae, Arecidae, Commelinidae(in part), and Zingiberidae
Edited by Flora of North America Editorial Committee
Flora of North America, Volume 22, is the first of five volumes covering monocots in North America north of Mexico. The volume comprises many groups of aquatic plants and the North American relatives of groups that have their richest number of species in the New World tropics. Included among the treatments are the rush family (Juncaceae), which include important indicator species in wetland habitats, the cat-tails (Typhaceae), spiderworts (Commelinaceae,), aroids (Araceae), and pondweeds (Potamogetonaceae). Thirty families are included in this volume, representing a diverse range of plant forms - from marine Zosteraceae (eel-grasses) to stately Arecaeae (palms) and the naturalized exotic Zingiberaceae (gingers). Heliconiaceae (heliconias) and Musaceae (bananas).