The Commelinaceae Family was named and described by Charles François Brisseau de Mirbel in Histoire Naturelle Générale et Particulaire des Plantes in 1804.
This family is commonly referred to the dayflower and/or spiderwort family. My Callisia fragrans and Tradescantia sillamontana are in this family.
Plants of the World Online lists 41 accepted genera in this family which include around 731 species.
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