Taiwan cobra lily, Jack-in-the-pulpit
Vascular – Exotic
Leaves and the flowering stem arise from a pseudostem; leaves described as “… solitary; petiole 10-40 cm long, usually longer than the pseudostem; lamina radiately 7-15-foliolate” (Jenn-Che Wang 1996); petiole green and purple spotted. Flowers minute, on a spadix surrounded by a purple-black spathe.
Uncommon in NZ gardens
There are other Arisaema and related aroids, such as Arisarum (q.v.) in cultivation in NZ.
Sets seed in NZ gardens
Self-seeding in NZ
Seed or division
2010 (1st record was near Fordell, Whanganui)
Reason for introduction
Fact sheet prepared by Colin C Ogle, 14 Oct 2016
References and further reading
Jenn-Che Wang (1996) The Systematic Study of Taiwanese Arisaema (Araceae). Bot. Bull. Acad. Sin. (1996) 37: 61-87