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Arum creticum Boiss. & Heldr., 1854

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Arum creticum Boiss. & Heldr., 1854
Common names: Cretan arum [En], Arum de Crète, Gouet de Crète [Fr], Kretische Aronstab [De], Άρο το κρητικό [Gr]

Manoles, KARPATHOS ● Greece

Description: Hardy perennial bulbous plant, of 30-40 cm height. The leaves appear at the base of the plant. They are dark green and arrow-shaped with entire margins. The flowers are fragrant yellow-greenish spathe. The limb is reflexing at maturity; the spadix is mid-yellow to dark yellow, longer than the spathe.

Biology: It blooms from March to May. The strong smell produced by the open inflorescence is usually described as sweet and freesia-like, but can vary from this to an highly unpleasent naptha-like odour.

Habitat: rocky hillsides, rock crevices, roadsides.

Distribution: Native to Crete and south Aegean islands (Karpathos, Rhodes, Samos, Tilos, Kasos) and southwest Anatolia.

References:
International Aroid Society, The Arum species of Greece and Cyprus
http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Arum




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