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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 group is widely distributed in Latin America from Mexico
Mexico
to Argentina
Argentina
, as well as in the West Indies
West Indies
, the southeastern United States , and central Africa
Africa
.

SPECIES

Eighteen or so species names have been proposed, but only 6 are generally accepted as distinct.

* Mayaca
Mayaca
baumii Gürke - Congo-Brazzabille, Zaïre, Angola, Zambia * Mayaca
Mayaca
fluviatilis Aubl. - southeastern United States
United States
from Texas to North Carolina; West Indies
West Indies
(Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad); Latin America from central Mexico
Mexico
to Argentina *