African Plant Database

Maranta arundinacea L.
Information on the genus : Maranta
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Maranta arundinacea var. indica (Tussac) Petersen
=Maranta sylvatica Roscoe ex Sm.
=Maranta ramosissima Wall.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb to 1,5-2,5 m tall, with fleshy white rhizome
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Ecology : Cited as cultivated in most floras and flora lists of our area.
  Arrowroot (of commerce)
  Native in tropical America from Mexico to S. America.
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Record n°43018 modified 2021-03-13
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