Definition of Marantaceae
1. Noun. Tropical perennial herbs with usually starchy rhizomes.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Family, Monocot Family
Group relationships: Musales, Order Musales
Member holonyms: Genus Maranta
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marantaceae
Literary usage of Marantaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1896)
"In fields and meadows, Newfoundland to British Columbia, Virginia, Kansas and Colorado. May-Aug. Family 26. marantaceae Lindl. Nat. Syst. 1830. ..."
2. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy: Intended for the Use of Students in by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"marantaceae). The plant (Fig. 55) is indigenous to the West Indies and northern part of South America and is now extensively cultivated in nearly all ..."
3. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1843)
"But in marantaceae the fertile stamen is on one side of the labellum, occupying the place of one of the lateral sterile stamens of ..."