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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Italy, Albania.
Arum lucanum

[CATE]

CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org

Phenology

Flowering April to May.

Distribution

S. Italy,  mountains (Monte dei Fiori, Marsica, Matese, Basil, Monte Papa, Pollino).

General Description

Tuberous herb sprouting in autumn from a discoid, vertically orientated tuber 3-4 cm across, 2-2.5 cm thick. Petiole terete, 6-12 cm long, 3-4 mm wide, deep green. Leaf-blade ovate-cordate, apex acute, 6-12 cm long, 4-5 cm wide, deep green. Inflorescence smelling weakly of dung. Peduncle shorter than the leaves, 10-12 cm long, 4-5 mm wide, deep green. Spathe 8.5-13 cm long; spathe-tube cylindric, 2.5-3 cm long, c. 1 cm wide, barely constricted apically, exterior pale green, interior greenish white; spathe-limb lanceolate-oblong, acuminate, erect, 6-10 cm long, 2-3 cm wide, externally pale greenish yellow, internally similarly coloured but with faint purplish red staining, especially along the margins. Spadix c. 3/4 as long as the spathe-limb, 4-5 cm in total length; appendix slender-cylindric, tapering slightly towards the base, 2-2.5 cm long, 2-3 mm wide, dark purple. Staminodes in 5 or 6 whorls forming a zone 3-4 mm long; bristles filiform, flexuous, 3-6 mm long, cream tipped with- purple; bases globose, verruculose, cream. Interstices:  upper ± absent, lower c. 1.5-2 mm long, cream. Staminate flowers in a subquadratic zone 2-3 mm long, 3-4 mm wide, purple. Pistillodes in 2 or 3 whorls forming a zone l-2 mm long; bristles filiform, flexuous, 4-8 mm long, cream, tipped with purple; bases globose, verruculose, cream. Pistillate flowers in a globose cluster 4-14 mm long, 3.5-5 mm wide; ovary oblong-cylindric to globose-oblong, 2-3.5 mm long, pale green, stigma darker. Fruiting spike unknown. Germination unknown.

Habitat

Garrigue; 1300-1700 m.

Native to:

Albania, Italy

Arum lucanum Cavara & Grande appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Drummond, D.C. [s.n.], Italy K000203275
Drummond [s.n.], Italy K000203271

First published in Bull. Orto Bot. Regia Univ. Napoli 3: 409 (1913)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Meyer, F.K. (2011). Beiträge zur Flora von Albanien Haussknechtia, Beih. 15: 1-220.

CATE Araceae
Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Science Photographs
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