Zantedeschia aethiopica (L.) Spreng.

Arum Lily

Evergreen herb to about 1.5 m tall. Leaf blade to about 40 cm long, 20 cm wide, more or less ovate-cordate, the basal lobes bent upwards. Spathe to about 20 cm long, white or occasionally greenish on stalks that are longer than the leaves; spring to summer. Spadix yellow, fragrant.

S Africa.

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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Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddess'

Flowers having green spathes with a white throat. Popular florists' flowers.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Alismatales
family       Araceae
genus        Zantedeschia Spreng.