Arum creticum

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Arum creticum Boiss. & Heldr.

Araceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   7

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: decidious

Shape: sagittate

Division: simple

Shape: spathe
Fruit: berry

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: erect

Growth form: stemless

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Aridae
Superordo:
Aranae
Ordo:
Arales
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Arum creticum is a perennial.

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Naming

Arum creticum was described by Pierre Edmond Boissier and Theodor Heinrich Hermann von Heldreich in 1854. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Arum creticum is a species in the genus Arum which contains approximately 40 to 66 species and belongs to the family of the Araceae (Arum Family). The type species of the genus is Arum maculatum.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a stemless growth and reach heights of 30 to 50 centimetres.

Leaves

Arum creticum is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are basal. They are saggitate and petiolate with entire margins and reticulate venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Arum creticum produces solitary erect, white-yellow spathae.

The perennials produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Arum creticum is native to Crete.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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