Zantedeschia aethiopica (L.) Spreng.

White Arum-lily

Syst. Veg. 3: 765 (1826) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

See generic description for diagnostic features. Flowers mainly Aug.–Feb.

*Brid, *CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *GGr, *HSF, *MuM, *NIS, *OtP, *OtR, *Strz, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP. Also WA, SA. Introduced into many countries as a garden plant and often persisting as a garden escape.

The southern European Arum italicum (Italian Arum, Aaron's Rod) also tends to persist in older gardens. It can be distinguished from Z. aethiopica by its sagittate leaves which have whitish veins, its yellow-green hooded bracts and by its scarlet berries.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Araceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Alismatales
family Araceae
genus Zantedeschia
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Zantedeschia aethiopica in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Zantedeschia aethiopica in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Bridgewater present introduced
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Otway Ranges present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised

State distribution

Distribution map
State
Western Australia
South Australia
Queensland
New South Wales
Victoria
Tasmania