786.000 Arisaema C. Martius

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Herbs with nearly globose corms. Leaves usually appearing with flowers 1-2(-3), erect lamina medium to dark green; palmately or pedately divided; base rounded or obtuse; petiole larger than lamina. Inflorescence peduncle erect, nearly equal to leaves; spathe variously coloured or striped; distal part open at maturity. Flowers small perianth absent. Fruit berries; glossy orange or bright red; not embedded in spadix. Seeds 1-6, sometimes with mucilage.

Worldwide: 170 species mainly in temperate Asia, America and Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Arisaema
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Arisaema
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Arisaema
Wikipedia: Arisaema
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Arisaema
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Arisaema

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Arisaema.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1899, retrieved 11 May 2021

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