Mayaca is a genus of flowering plants, often placed in its own family, the Mayacaceae. In the APG II system of 2003, it is assigned to the order Poales in the clade commelinids. The Cronquist system, of 1981, also recognised such a family and placed it in the order Commelinales in the subclass Commelinidae. The genus consists of probably fewer than a dozen species.
Eighteen or so species names have been reported, but only five are generally accepted as distinct.
- Mayaca baumii Gürke
- Mayaca fluviatilis Aubl.
- Mayaca longipes Mart. ex Seub.
- Mayaca madida (Vell.) Stellfeld
- Mayaca wrightii Griseb.
- Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013–06–26.
- "The Plant List - Mayaca". 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
- Mayacaceae in L. Watson and M.J. Dallwitz (1992 onwards). The families of flowering plants: descriptions, illustrations, identification, information retrieval. Version: 27 April 2006. http://delta-intkey.com.
- Mayacaceae in the Flora of North America
- NCBI Taxonomy Browser
- links at CSDL
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