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Arum italicum
Arum italicum
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ALISMATALES
Wied il-Qlejgha
6/04/11
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Missouri Botanical Gardens
ActaPlantarum
Arum italicum Miller
Araceae
Wied Ghollieqa
24/03/12
The Italian Lords-and-Ladies (Arum italicum) is an unusual plant with a large and distinct 'flower', which is actually a modified pale green coloured spathe and the true flowers are on the spadix. The spadix is a short poker shaped, yellow coloured and centrally placed. It is interesting to note that the spadix is warmer in colour than the ambient temperatures, apparently to attract insects for pollination. Poisonous red berries are produced in summer.The spadix is a short poker shaped, yellow coloured and centrally placed. It is interesting to note that the spadix is warmer in colour than the ambient temperatures, apparently to attract insects for pollination. Poisonous red berries are produced in summer.