748.000 Zantedeschia Spreng.

Description of the genus

Acaulescent, tuberous, terrestrial herbs. Leaves several, basal, in a rosette; lamina simple, hastate-sagittate. Inflorescence produced with the leaves; peduncle longer than petiole. Spathe: basal part obconic; apical broadly ovate, spreading, cuspidate, white or brightly coloured. Spadix with female flowers at base, sometimes with staminodes scattered between the female flowers; and male flowers at apex. Flowers unisexual, without perianth segments, densely congested. Anthers sessile. Ovary 1-5-locular. Berries fleshy, green or orange.

Worldwide: 6 species occurring in the tropics and South Africa

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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albomaculata (Hook.) Baill. subsp. albomaculata N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Zantedeschia:

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Flora of Botswana: Zantedeschia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Zantedeschia
Flora of Mozambique: Zantedeschia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Zantedeschia
Flora of Zambia: Zantedeschia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Zantedeschia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Zantedeschia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Zantedeschia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Zantedeschia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Zantedeschia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Zantedeschia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Zantedeschia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Zantedeschia
JSTOR Plant Science: Zantedeschia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Zantedeschia
Plants of the World Online: Zantedeschia
Tropicos: Zantedeschia
Wikipedia: Zantedeschia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Zantedeschia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=302, retrieved 18 June 2024

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