The Marantaceae Family was named by Robert Brown in A Voyage to Terra Australis in 1814.
Plants of the World Online lists 29 accepted genera in this family commonly known as the Arrowroot family and sometimes called the Prayer Plant Family. The Wikipedia article says there are about 570 known species.
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