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Saturday, 21 June 2008

Zantedeschia


Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Alismatales
Family: Aaceae
Genus: Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia (aka Calla Lilly, Arum was named as a tribute to the Italian botanist Giovanni Zantedeschi by Kurt Sprengel, a German botanist.
Native from Southern Africa, the Zantedeschia grows up to 2.5 tall and has leaves up to 45cm long. They are fairly easy to cultivate and comes in a variety of colours.
The Zantedeschia is very very toxic and it can kill a child or animal if they eat it.

1 comment:

from cali said...

Wow! That is a beautiful plant. And it looks delicious ;-)