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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Monsteroideae

Monsteroideae is a subfamily of flowering plants in the Araceae family. It contains genera including: Alloschemone, Amydrium, Anadendrum, Epipremnum, Heteropsis, Holochlamys, Monstera, Rhaphidophora, Rhodospatha, Scindapsus, Spathiphyllum, and Stenospermation. The subfamily is notable for having many trichosclereids in the vegetative and floral parts of the plants, but rarely in the roots.


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