Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Zantedeschia aethiopica


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 Zantedeschia aethiopica


Habitat

Sandy or rocky places, usually seasonally damp.

Altitude

Flowering time

July to December

Description

A tuberous perennial plant up to 1 m tall with its familiar, white spathe-like flower- heads and central, flower-bearing, yellow column. This species is common in damp places. It is frequently seen growing along roadsides, and is cultivated worldwide. Zantedeschia = after Francesco Zantedeschi, d. 1846, Italian physician and botanist, writer of Italian flora.

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2017 / 3 / 29