Species

Arisarum proboscideum

Etymology

Arisarum: Possible from the Greek arista 'bristle' or 'awn' and arum, to which the genus is allied, referring to spathe of flower having a spike.

Common Name(s)

mousetail plant

Authority

Arisarum proboscideum (L.) Savi

Family

Araceae

Structural Class

Monocotyledonous Herbs

Distribution

Naturalised (garden escape). Recorded once in 1986 from a gully system in Hamilton City (WAIK 6157)

Propagation Technique

Easily grown from tubers and spreadign readily from these in cultivated sites. The sole naturalisation known probably came from discarded garden waste containing tubers of this species. Commonly cultivated in many parts of New Zealand.

Endemic Taxon

No

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No

This page last updated on 25 Jul 2014