The flower arrangement is unique, with small flowers without sepals or petals crowded on a fleshy stem (spadix) partially enclosed by a floral leaf or bract (spathe). The long-stemmed leaves are large, and the fruit is usaully a berry or cluster of berries. Usually found in shady, moist places.
Cultivated examples include calla lily, dieffenbachia, philodendron and taro.
This family contains flowers.