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Zingiber spectabile

Zingiberidae is a botanical name at the rank of subclass. Circumscription of the subclass will vary with the taxonomic system being used (there are many such systems); the only requirement being that it includes the family Zingiberaceae.

Cronquist system[edit]

The Cronquist system (1981) treats this as one of four subclasses in class Liliopsida (=monocotyledons). It consists of:

APG II system[edit]

The APG II system does not use formal botanical names above the rank of order. The plants involved here are assigned to order Zingiberales and Poales, both monocots.