Arisarum

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Arisarum
Arisarum vulgare Mallorca 01.jpg
Arisarum vulgare
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Arisareae
Genus: Arisarum
Mill.
Synonyms[1]

Balmisa Lag.

Arisarum proboscideum

Arisarum is a genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family. It is native to the Mediterranean region, east to the Caucasus and west to islands of the eastern North Atlantic.[1][2][3]

Species[edit]

Accepted species:[1]

  1. Arisarum × aspergillum Dunal - Spain, Algeria, Morocco (A. simorrhinum × A. vulgare)
  2. Arisarum simorrhinum Durieu - Portugal Spain, Balearic Islands, Algeria, Morocco
  3. Arisarum proboscideum (L.) Savi - Spain, Italy
  4. Arisarum vulgare O.Targ.Tozz. - Mediterranean region of northern Africa and southern Europe from Portugal and Morocco to Turkey and Palestine; Caucasus; Canary Islands, Madeira, Azores

Arisarum look very similar to Arums except that their flowers, spathes, and inflorescences are considerably different.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  3. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana, Genere: Arisarum includes European distribution maps
  4. ^ Bown, Deni (2000). Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family. Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-485-7.