Eminium spiculatum

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Eminium spiculatum
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Eminium
Species:
E. spiculatum
Binomial name
Eminium spiculatum
(Blume) Schott

Eminium spiculatum is a species of plant in the family Araceae.

Description[edit]

Perennial. Corm thick, globular. Leaves petiolate; petiole sheathing, often purplish. Limbs shorter than petioles, those of the first sprouts regular, the others decomposed into secondary limbs issued at the base with one fitting into the other. Spathe with a tube equal to the lamina. The outer part of both has light background with numerous brown veins; the inner part of the lamina blackish brown or purplish, granulated. Appendix black, short.

Flowering[edit]

March–May.

Habitat[edit]

Fields, waste ground, rocks.

Distribution[edit]

Coast, middle mountain, Beqaa Valley of Lebanon.

Geographic area[edit]

Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt.

The corms of this plant are appreciated by Egyptian Bedouins, who eat them like potatoes after boiling. Some eat the seeds in times of scarcity.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mustapha Nehmeh, Wild Flowers Of Lebanon, National Council For Scientific Research,1978, page 137.
  • Georges Tohme& Henriette Tohme, Illustrated Flora of Lebanon, National Council For Scientific Research, Second Edition 2014.