Araceae is a faimily o monocotyledonous flouerin plants in which flouers are borne on a teep o inflorescence cried a spadix. The spadix is uisually accompanied bi, an whiles pairtially enclosed in, a spathe or leaf-lik bract. An aa kent as the arum faimily, members are eften colloquially kent as aroids. This faimily o 107 genera an ower 3700 species is maist diverse in the New Warld tropics, altho an aa distributit in the Auld Warld tropics an north temperate regions.
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The lairgest collection o livin Araceae is maintained at Missouri Botanical Gardens. Anither lairge collection o livin Araceae can be foond at Munich Botanical Garden, thanks tae the efforts o the researcher an aroid authority Josef Bogner.
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- . "The resources which have been built up for aroid research at the Missouri Botanical Garden include one of the largest living collections of aroids and the largest collection of herbarium specimens of neotropical aroids. The living and dried collections include a large percentage of Croat's more than 80,000 personal collections". (Croat, Thomas B (1998). "History and Current Status of Systematic Research with Araceae". Aroideana. 21.)