Bromeliales

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Bromeliales
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Liliopsida
Subclass:Zingiberidae
Class:Bromeliales/ Poales
Familia

The Bromeliales are an order of monocots, comprising the family Bromeliaceae, the bromeliad or pineapple family. The families Rapataceae and Mayacaceae, formerly included in the Commelinales, are also placed here by most modern workers.

Cronquist placed this order together with the Zingiberales in the subclass Zingiberidae, but it is generally considered to have closer affinities to the Commelinidae.

According to the AGP II the order Bromeliales is no longer recognized and the families Bromeliacae, Mayacaceae and Rapateaceae are to be included in the order Poales.

However, according to the Revised Classification of the Angiosperms by Robert F. Thorne, the Bromeliales do exist as a separate and valid order. He gives the following classification with families and subfamilies :

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