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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/29/2012)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/29/2012)
Genus MARANTA L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 2. 1753.
Description Caulescent herbs from tuberiferous rhizomes; leaves both basal and cauline; stem branching rather diffusely and bearing at the tips rather loose racemiform cymes of rather small, pedicellate flowers subtended by caducous, somewhat foliaceous bracts; sepals 3, free, equal; corolla with a more or less prominent tube, the lobes subequal; staminodia 3-4, the outermost 2 very conspicuous and labelli- form; fertile stamen 1, petaloid; ovary inferior, 1-celled; fruit nut-like and indehiscent, 1-seeded.
 
 
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