Roots of bumpy swollen tubers. Leaves to about 10 cm long, 7 cm wide, although their size and the length of the leaf stalks is variable, generally mottled. Spathe about 5 cm long with green and purple striping. Spadix easily seen within the hooded spathe.
The tubers of this species are easily spread and show a tendency to become weedy.
A. proboscideum (L.) Savi, Mouse Plant, from Italy and S Spain, is a similar plant for cooler gardens; it has a long tail-like tip to the spathe.
Mediterranean, Canaries and Azores.
Source: (2005). Araceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.