Vark Oor (Zantedeschia Aethiopica)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Lily of the Nile or Calla lily; syn. Calla aethiopica L., Richardia africana Kunth, Richardia aethiopica (L.) Spreng., Colocasia aethiopica (L.) Spreng. ex Link) is a species in the family Araceae, native to southern Africa in Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland. It is also commonly known as the Arum lily, although the plant is neither a true Arum (genus Arum) nor a lily (genus Lilium), but so named as the flowers resemble those of the arums.

It is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant, evergreen where rainfall and temperatures are adequate, deciduous where there is a dry season. It grows to 1–2.5 m (3-8 ft) tall, with large clumps of broad, arrow shaped dark green leaves up to 45 cm (18 in) long. The flowers are large, produced in spring, summer and autumn, with a pure white spathe up to 25 cm (10 in) and a yellow spadix up to 9000 mm (3 in) long.

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