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Arum

(Genus)

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Monoecious perennial herbs. Leaves simple, spirally disposed, petiole sheathing. Spathe large, tubular at the base. Spadix ± cylindrical. Male flowers in clusters above, surmounted by abortive males; stamens 2-4. Female flowers at the base separated from the male ones by neuter flowers. Ovary unilocular, ovules many, on parietal placentas. Fruit a many seeded berry.

15-16 species, Europe, Mediterranean region, N. Africa and W. Asia.[1]

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Taxonomy

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The Genus Arum is further organized into finer groupings including:

Footnotes

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  1. "Arum". in Flora of Pakistan Page 6. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at EFloras.org.

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Last Revised: October 03, 2013
2013/10/03 22:26:06