JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

The elegance of Arum With its classically beautiful and majestic inflorescence, the arum is always an enchanting sight to behold. <br />
It is however, highly toxic to humans and can cause serious illness and even death if ingested. All parts of the plant, especially the flower, are poisonous.<br />
A native to South Africa and other regions close by, it has naturalized here in Australia and is now a significant environmental weed in WA and VIC, also problematic in NSW, SA and Tasmania.<br />
Spathe  25 cm in height<br />
 Alismatales,Araceae,Australia,Calla lily,Flora,Geotagged,Zantedeschia aethiopica,botany,flower,herbaceous perennial plant,plant,spathe,summer,white flowers Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

The elegance of Arum

With its classically beautiful and majestic inflorescence, the arum is always an enchanting sight to behold.
It is however, highly toxic to humans and can cause serious illness and even death if ingested. All parts of the plant, especially the flower, are poisonous.
A native to South Africa and other regions close by, it has naturalized here in Australia and is now a significant environmental weed in WA and VIC, also problematic in NSW, SA and Tasmania.
Spathe 25 cm in height

    comments (5)

  1. Nice flower! I did not know they were poisonous to us! :-) Posted 11 months ago
  2. Beautiful shot and thank you for the great info! I didn't know about the toxicity either! We have lots of lilies here that are edible, so this is good to know! Posted 11 months ago
    1. Remembering though Lisa, this isn't a true lily (Liliaceae...I'm not sure of toxicity of plants in that family). This is in Araceae. Posted 11 months ago
      1. AHA! That would make more sense! Posted 11 months ago
  3. Stunning shot! Posted 11 months ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

Zantedeschia aethiopica (common names, Calla lily, Arum lily, Varkoor, an Afrikaans name meaning pig's ear); syn. Calla aethiopica L., Richardia africana Kunth, Richardia aethiopica (L.) Spreng., Colocasia aethiopica (L.) Spreng. ex Link) is a species in the family Araceae, native to southern Africa in Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland.

Similar species: Water-plantains
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
View Ruth Spigelman's profile

By Ruth Spigelman

All rights reserved
Uploaded Dec 30, 2018. Captured Dec 10, 2018 12:27 in 4 Lindsay Ave, Darling Point NSW 2027, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/664s
  • ISO100
  • 48mm