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Arum pictum

Arum pictum is a low-growing, autumn-flowering arum with beautiful, shiny leaves and a purple spathe.
Flower of arum pictum

Arum pictum

Species information

Scientific name: 

Arum pictum L.f.

Conservation status: 

No specific threats are known, although the Mediterranean coastal habitat is being reduced as a result of urban development.

Habitat: 

Mediterranean scrubland; often under Pinus halepensis.

Key Uses: 

Ornamental.

Known hazards: 

None known, although related species of Arum are poisonous.

Taxonomy

Subclass: 
Superorder: 
Lilianae
Order: 
Alismatales
Family: 
Araceae
Genus: Arum

About this species

Arum pictum is unique in the genus Arum in its autumn-flowering, and in this respect, as well as in its horse dung-like scent, resembles members of the related genus Biarum. The shiny, purplish and silver leaves are very beautiful, and persist through the winter.

Synonym: 

Arum corsicum

Genus: 
Arum

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