Marantaceae – Prayer-Plant Family

Plants in the tropical Prayer-Plant Family (Marantaceae) are perennial, rhizomatous herbs with distichous, sheathed leaves, pinnately-veined leaf blades with parallel veins, bracteate inflorescences containing small, tubular, bisexual flowers with 3 corolla lobes, 3 sepals, and an inferior ovary, and fruit in the form of longitudinally opening capsules containing hard seeds.

Listed below are some of the Hawaiian plants in this family.