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Zantedeschia aethiopica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae

Aroideae is a subfamily of flowering plants in the Araceae family. It is the largest subfamily in Araceae and consists of about 72 different genera, and 2,300 species. Plants in Aroideae are characteristic of having spiny pollen without a sporopollenin outer exine layer and an aperature.


The cuckoo-pint or lords and ladies (Arum maculatum) is a common arum in British woodlands
Wolffia arrhiza and Spirodela polyrhiza (the larger plant)


May be subdivided into a series of twenty six tribes, including Zantedeschieae, Thomsonieae and Pistieae.