Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Arrowroot Maranta arundinacea

Classification

Marantaceae [family]
Maranta [genus] (1)
arundinacea [species]

Classification

Marantaceae [family]
Maranta [genus] (1)
arundinacea [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Saba
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Saba
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Eustatius
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Maarten
  • Distribution description Native to southern America and northern America.
    Notes on presence status According to Howard this species was probably cultivated and escaped.

    Publications

    • Howard, R.A. 1979. Monocotyledoneae. In: Flora of the Lesser Antilles, Leeward and Windward Islands. 3: 586. Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
    • WCSP 2017. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [link]