Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Zantadeschia (Calla Lily, Calla, Arum Lily)

Flowering plant in the family Araceae originating from southern Africa and named after the Italian botanist Giovanni Zantedeschia (1773-1846). The plant is despite its names neither a true lily, nor arum or calla. The flowers can be seen in many paintings.  The Zantadeschia species are poisonous.

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