Maranta


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Maranta

 

a genus of plants of the family Maranthaceae. They are perennial grasses with tuberous rhizomes. The leaves are radical or cauline (in two rows). The flowers are three-parted and asymmetrical and grow in apical spicate inflorescences. The fruit is a monospermous capsule. There are approximately 25 species in tropical America. Some species are cultivated for their starch. The most important species is Indian arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea) the rhizomes of which are made into flour that is used in dietetic foods. (The flour is known as Indian arrowroot or East Indian arrowroot.) Several species of Maranta, including M. bicolor and M. leuconeura, have colorful leaves and are ornamentals; they are raised in greenhouses or as house plants.

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La mayoria de las practicas alimenticias descriptas son coincidentes con las registradas para otros grupos indigenas chaquenses (Arenas, 1981, Maranta, 1987; Arenas, 2003; Arenas & Scarpa, 2007; Scarpa, 2009; Martinez, 2012).
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Good choices include trailing tradescantia, variegated dracaena, purple-leafed dracaena, pilea, maranta (or prayer plant) and miniature parlour palm.
Plants that do well in a terrarium include asplenium nidus, hypoestes, peperomia caperata, maranta tricolorand St Paulia.
So dust with a soft brush the upper surface of hairy-leaved plants like African violets and very matt-leaved types like maranta, commonly known as the prayer plant or rabbit tracks, and sponge shiny foliage such as that of azaleas with tepid water.
plants, including: Maranta arundinacea (Marantaceae), yielding Indian
Houseplants: arrowhead vine (Syngonium); bloodleaf (Iresine), bromeliads, especially billbergia, neoregelia, and vriesea; calathea (peacock plant, zebra plant); cordyline; ctenanthe; and maranta (arrowroot, prayer plant, rabbit's foot).
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A THE prayer plant, from the maranta family, is not particularly easy to grow in certain rooms.
While the men fish or hunt game, wild animals and snakes to eat, the women collect the roots, very abundant in the area, called Aguapas" (the rhizomes or underground shoots of Maranta arundinacea [Marantaceae], the source of the starch known in Venezuela as sulu and in English as arrowroot) similar to the white potatoes that are common in Galicia.