Araceae is a family of monocotyledonous flowering plants. It includes over 100 genera and more than 3,700 species, the largest diversity found in the tropical areas of America.
These are perennial herbaceous plants, primarily trees, lianas and epiphytes, more rarely aquatic plants.The leaves are alternate with a stem.The leaf blade is broadly perforated.The flowers are small, bisexual with weakly developed perianth or unisexual without a perianth gathered in a spadix. The stamens are 6, 4 or 2. The fruits are berries.