Arum 1, × 1,; KB. 0 references. taxon name. Arum dioscoridis. taxon author · James Edward Smith · year of taxon name publication. Taxonomy. Superdivision: Spermatophyta. Division: Angiospermae. Class: Monocotyledoneae. Family: Araceae. Genus: Arum. He points out the one disadvantage that Arum dioscoridis has and that is its smell “ akin to a mixture of dung and rotting flesh. The flower is spectacular, a pale.

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Cleaning the seed is a job best done wearing protective gloves; all parts of the plant contain the irritant calcium oxalate, this is not a problem for normal gardening activities. Arrowhead Alpines is a retail and mail-order plant nursery in Fowlerville Michigan, specialising in rare and unsual plants.

Arum dioscoridis

Syria, Lebanon to Jordan. Diodcoridis best results, sow seeds as soon as you receive them in a cool place onto a good soil-based compost. Photo by Angelo Porcelli. There’s a taxonomic problem on this species; it seems that Arum cylindraceum should be the right specific name. Feeding your rare plant addiction for over 20 years.


Dioscoidis various stages of this process heat is produced, for example to evaporate the odour producing chemicals. Photos by Graham Rice.

Arum dioscoridis is a plant of the arum family Araceae. It is a very variable species. These magnificent plants pictured dioscogidis descend from material collected in cracks of Karst formation in the Dalmatian coastal range, north of Knin, Croatia. Blooming in May – June, the spathe, gleams purple-black and encloses a pale spadix.

For more information about QR Codes click here. Easy to find and to grow here in Northern Italy. Arum creticum is native to the mountains of Crete, Greece and to a few places in dioscoidis Turkey where it blooms in April to May. Arum dioscoridis – Sm. You can unsubscribe at anytime.

A fresh flower was opened up, inside were lots of small flies which had fled by the time the photo was taken. Taxonomy database of the U. Page last modified on November 18,at It flowers in Canberra, Australia in late September. This vigorous, impressive and hardy plan, which excels in rich woodland, humus and shade, has proved to be one of the most popular Arum species in regular cultivation.

Arum dioscoridis | World of Flowering Plants

Division of the corms in summer after flowering[]. Photo 5 by Gianluca Corazza who took it in habitat in early May, when plants were fruiting.


Arum purpureospathum is endemic to the island of Crete. Peter Boyce discusses this question in his monograph, The Genus Arum.

Arum dioscoridis PFAF Plant Database

In spring, the short-stalked inflorescence appears consisting of a black, rod-shaped spadix surrounded by a yellow-green, purple-mottled brown or even purple bract spathe. Recent Changes – Search: Grown and photographed by Angelo Porcelli. Right plant wrong place. It also has a characteristic purple edge to the young leaves. The species is monoecious individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant and is pollinated by Flies.

Some plants are particularly variegated and often referred as ‘marmoratum’ or ‘pictum’, afum both names are invalid. Qty Discounts Off Price. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. It must be thoroughly dried or cooked before being eaten, see the notes above on toxicity.