Arum L.

1 species naturalized Aust.; NSW, S.A.

*Arum italicum Mill.

Perennial, erect, glabrous herb up to 50 cm high, with small tubers. Leaves hastate to saggitate, 12–20 cm long, veined with white; the smaller veins between the secondary veins reticulate. Peduncle shorter than the petioles. Spathes white-green with purple flecks, constricted above the ovoid base. Spadix with a thick yellow terminal appendage: female flowers at the base followed by sterile flowers, often a bare interval, male flowers, and a further zone of sterile flowers. Perianth absent. Naturalized in forests near Gosford. Introd. from Europe. Fl. spring