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Genus: Calathea

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Zingiberales > Family: Marantaceae

Four species cultivated.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Calathea leitzei

Native to Brazil.

 

Calathea musaica

 

Calathea ornata

Native from Ecuador to Guyana.

 

Calathea zebrina

Native to Brazil.

 

Publications

  • Archer, C. 2003. Strelitziaceae. In Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds), Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 1212. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria. 

   

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