Orontium aquaticum L.

Golden Club

Aquatic rhizomatous plants. Leaf blades floating or aerial, oblong-elliptic, to 25 cm long and 10 cm wide; stalks to 45 cm long. Spathe tubular, blade green and shed early; spring to summer. Spadix thin, yellow, to about 10 cm long on a stalk to 1 m long. Flowers bisexual. Perianth 4-6 parted. Ovary 1-chambered. Fruit a green berry embedded in the spadix, containing 1 seed.


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        Orontium L.