family Marantaceae


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Noun1.family Marantaceae - tropical perennial herbs with usually starchy rhizomesfamily Marantaceae - tropical perennial herbs with usually starchy rhizomes
liliopsid family, monocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Musales, order Musales - tropical plants
genus Maranta - herbs of tropical America
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In contrast, the large family Marantaceae does not at least superficially demonstrate a diversity of pollination syndromes; bee pollination syndrome is common throughout the family, although differences in species of bee may play a large role in floral specialization and diversification.
The other six significant rates are not associated with pollination shifts and are located (1) at the base of the order, (2) within the family Marantaceae and (3) within the family Zingiberaceae (two in Globba and one at the base of the family).
In the case of the family Marantaceae, species are mostly pollinated by bees (Kennedy, 2000; Ley& Classen-Bockhoff, 2009).