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Kingdom Plantae (plants)
Division Magnoliophyta (flowers)
Class Liliopsida (monocotyledons)
Order Bromeliales

The Bromeliales are an order of monocots, comprising the family Bromeliaceae, the bromeliad or pineapple family. The families Rapataceae[?] and Mayacaceae[?], formerly included in the Commelinales, are also placed here by most modern workers. Cronquist placed this order together with the Zingiberales in the subclass Zingiberidae, but it is generally considered to have closer affinities to the Commelinidae.

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