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Poales: Quiz


Question 1: Poales is a large order of flowering plants in the monocotyledons, and includes families of plants such as the grasses, ________, and sedges.

Question 2: Recent studies (e.g., Bremer, 2000) place the origin of the Poales in ________ nearly 115 million years ago.
South AmericaAmericasLatin AmericaNorth America

Question 3: The earliest known fossils include pollen and fruits that have been dated to the late ________.
Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction eventGeologic time scaleDinosaurCretaceous

Question 4: The ________ are typically small, enclosed by bracts, and arranged in an inflorescence (except in the genus Mayaca, with solitary terminal flowers).
SeedFlowering plantFlowerFruit

Question 5: The flowers of many species are wind pollinated; the seeds usually contain ________.

Question 6: The APG II system (2003) accepts the order and places it in a clade called commelinids, in the ________.
MonocotyledonFlowering plantDicotyledonAPG system

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