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Taxon: Maranta arundinacea L.

Genus: Maranta
Family: Marantaceae.
Nomen number: 23393
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:2. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 23-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 16-Jun-1998
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • arrowroot   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • maranta   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • West Indian arrowroot   (Source: Orn Pl Guian ) – English
  • herbe aux flèches   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Pfeilwurz   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • agutiguepe   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • araruta   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • araruta-comum   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • araruta-palmeira   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • arruruz   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • chuchute tamalera   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • arrowrot   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Cuba; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. Croix
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated in tropics

      Other:
  • exact native range in neotropics obscure

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. 2005. Monocotyledons and gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 52:197–198.
  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Andersson, L. 1986. Revision of Maranta subgen. Maranta. Nordic J. Bot. 6:739.
  • Boggan, J. et al. 1992. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • D'Arcy, W. G. 1987. Flora of Panama: checklist and index. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. vols. 17-18.
  • DeFilipps, R. A. 1992. Ornamental garden plants of the Guianas.
  • Dubs, B. 1998. Prodromus florae matogrossensis. Botany of Mato Grosso, series B, no. 3.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Flach, M. & F. Rumawas, eds. 1996. Plants yielding non-seed carbohydrates. 9:113–116 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 9:113–116.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973–. Flora of Ecuador.
  • Howard, R. 1979. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 3:548.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis.
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. 1932–. Flora of Suriname.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
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Check other web resources for Maranta arundinacea L.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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