Marantaceae (Arrowroot Family)

Marantaceae is commonly known as Arrowroot or Prayer Plant Family. The Marantaceae is a family from Zingiberales Order, splits from Liliopsida Class. It is a family among about 406 families in Magnoliophyta or Flowering Plants Division. The family consists of 31 genera and more than 1500 species.

Genera in Marantaceae:
  • Afrocalathea
  • Hylaeanthe
  • Monophyllanthe
  • Sarcophrynium
  • Ataenidia
  • Hypselodelphys
  • Monotagma
  • Schumannianthus
  • Calathea
  • Ischnosiphon
  • Myrosma
  • Stachyphrynium
  • Cominsia
  • Koernickanthe
  • Phacelophrynium
  • Stromanthe
  • Ctenanthe
  • Maranta
  • Phrynium
  • Thalia
  • Donax
  • Marantochloa
  • Pleiostachya
  • Thaumatococcus
  • Halopegia
  • Megaphrynium
  • Sanblasia
  • Trachyphrynium
  • Haumania
  • Monophrynium
  • Saranthe


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Calathea loeseneri Calathea lutea Calathea picturata Calathea zebrina Thalia dealbata Thalia geniculata