It is considered that the Zingiberales together with the Commelinales evolved around 80 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous.

Families in the order Zingerberales of plants


Marantaceae - The Marantaceae or arrowroot family is a family of flowering plants known for its large starchy rhizomes.


Costaceae - Costaceae or the Costus Family is a family of pantropical monocots.


Heliconiaceae - Heliconia, derived from the Greek word helikonios, is a genus of about 100 to 200 species of flowering plants native to the tropical Americas and the Pacific Ocean islands west to Indonesia.


Zingiberaceae - Zingiberaceae, or the Ginger family, is a family of flowering plants consisting of aromatic perennial herbs with creeping horizontal or tuberous rhizomes, comprising ca.