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Temporal range: Early Cretaceous – Recent
Wheat – an economically important monocotyledon
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Teep genus

Monocotyledons, kent as monocots an aa, are ane o twa major groups o flouerin plants (or angiosperms) that are tradeetionally recognised, the ither bein dicotyledons, or dicots. Monocot seedlings teepically hae ane cotyledon (seed-leaf), in contrast tae the twae cotyledons teepical o dicots. Monocots hae been recognised at various taxonomic ranks, an unner monie different names. The APG III seestem recognises a clade cried "monocots" but daes nae assign it tae a taxonomic rank.

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  1. In 1964, Takhtajan proponed that clesses including Monocotyledons, be formally named wi the suffix -atae, so that the principle o teepification resultit in Liliatae for monocotyledons.[6] The proposal wis formally descrived in 1966 bi Cronquist, Takhtajan an Zimmermann,[1] frae that is derived the descriptor "liliates".
  2. Tropicos gies an earlier authority, J.H. Schaffn. 1911[7]
  3. Cronquist[1] attributes this term to De Candolle as DC. 1818 Syst. 1: 122[12]

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