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Zantedeschia aethiopica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: 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. Many Aroideae have spiny pollen grains without a sporopollenin outer exine layer and lacking an aperture.


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, Stylochaetoneae, Zamioculcadeae, Philonotieae, Cryptocoryneae, Schismatoglottideae, Anubiaceae, Callopsideae, Culcasieae, Philodendreae, Homalomeneae, Aglaonemateae, Nephthytideae, Spathicarpeae, Caladieae, Arisareae, Peltandreae, Arophyteae, Colocasieae, Arisaemateae, Areae, and Pistieae.


  • Bown, Deni (2000). Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family [ILLUSTRATED]. Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-485-7
  • Stevens, Peter F. (2001 onwards). "Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Araceae". Retrieved 29 April 2014. Check date values in: |year= (help)