Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An old order of plants, typified by the genus Maranta, now included in the natural order Zingiberaceæ, and nearly equivalent to the two tribes Maranteæ and Canneæ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A natural family of tropical perennial herbs with usually starchy rhizomes, including the arrowroot; the arrowroot family.
- n. tropical perennial herbs with usually starchy rhizomes
“The forest floor number is covered by a number of small palms (Eremospatha and Podococcus spp.) and by members of the Marantaceae and Zingiberaceae.”
“The herbaceous layer is composed principally of Marantaceae and Mapania spp.”
“A strong component of monocots in the Heliconiaceae, Zingiberaceae, and Marantaceae dominate parts of the understory, along with palms and epiphytes.”
“The understory is dominated by shrubs of Aphelandra micans, Besleria disgrega, Psycotria macrophylla, and Hoffmannia apodantha, together with large colonies of giant herbs such as Musaceae (Heliconia bihai, H. revoluta), Araceae (Dieffenbachia maculata), Marantaceae, and many ferns.”
“Marantaceae should be prevented by these storms to assume their usual nocturnal position, just when nocturnal radiation was most to be feared.”
“To make their rods, the chimps first picked some stems from the Marantaceae plant and plucked off the leaves.”
“(Marantaceae) seeds by carnivorous ponerines (Formicidae) in a tropical rain forest.”
“[[Zingiber]] (Ginger) is considered the type genus of this order, but also included with this taxa are [[Musaceae]] (the [[banana]] family) and [[Marantaceae]] the”
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