Lysichiton americanus Hult. & St

John Skunk Cabbage

Rhizome orientated vertically. Leaves oblanceolate to elliptic, to over 1.5 m long and 25 cm wide; stalk short, thick, winged. Spathe yellow, upper inflated part to over 15 cm long, lower part whitish, wrinkled; late spring. Spadix greenish, to 15 cm long and longer than the spathe. Fruit a green berry.

NW America.

Source: Spencer, R. (2005). Araceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Alismatales
family       Araceae
genus        Lysichiton Schott