Commelinaceae is the most numerous of the five families belonging to the Commelinalesorder. It includes some 700species in 50 genera that are distributed primarily in the tropical regions.
Many of the members of the family are herbaceous plants grown for ornamental purposes.Their stems are usually well developed, often swollen and with nodes.The flowers are seasonal with comparatively short life – they fall off in a day or sooner. Most species are bisexual (each flower has male and female parts). Thanks to their large bright yellow anthers they attract potential pollinators. The calyx consists of 3 sepals. The petals are also 3. The number of stamens is 6. The seed-vessel is one, of simple structure. The ovary is superior, bi- or trilocular with one or several ova in each.The fruit is a regular capsule.