Zantedeschia albomaculata subsp. macrocarpa (Engl.) Letty
  • Bothalia


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Zantedeschia albomaculata subsp. macrocarpa (Engl.) Letty. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000335153. Accessed on: 26 Oct 2020'

Diagnostic Description

Zantedeschia albomaculata subsp. macrocarpa is characterised by, and differs from subsp. albomaculata, in having triangular-hastate, sparsely speckled leaves, and medium-sized spathes which are straw-coloured and truncate at the apex. Its epithet is derived from the, generally, few and large-sized berries which develop in the withering spathe; these weigh the flaccid peduncle down until it lies on the ground and the seeds germinate.

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    Morphology

    Perennial herb, up to 0.75 m high. Leaves usually triangular-hastate, sparsely maculate. Berries large, up to 20 mm in diameter. Spathe ± truncate, abruptly acuminate, cream or straw-coloured.

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    This subspecies is characterized by having the leaves sparsely maculate or sometimes immaculate, triangular hastate, lower lobes bluntly triangular; spathes cream or straw-coloured with limb more or less truncate and terminating abruptly in a subulate tip; fruits usually large, up to 2 cm in diameter, 3 locular, 2-3-ovuled. The flowering period is from October to February with a peak in November.

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    Perennial herb, up to 0.75 m high; deciduous. Leaves sparsely maculate; blade usually triangular-hastate. Flowers: spathe ± truncate, abruptly acuminate, cream- or straw-coloured; Nov.-Jan. Fruit large, up to 20 mm in diameter.

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    Habitat

    Marshy ground beside streams, grassy vleis.

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    Occurs on marshy ground beside streams and in grassy vleis.

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    Mesic Grassland. Marshy ground beside streams, grassy vleis.

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    Distribution

    Its distribution ranges over the higher regions of the Transvaal, Swaziland. Natal. Lesotho and eastern Orange Free State.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Bothalia
    • 2 Herman, PPJ; Retief, E. 1997. Plants of thenorthern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters. Strelitzia 6: 1 - 681. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 3 Letty, CL. 1973. The genus Zantedeschia. Bothalia 11(1): 5 - 26.
    • 4 Retief, E; Meyer, NL. 2017. Araceae. In: E Retief & NL Meyer (eds), Plants of the Free State: Inventory and identification guide. Strelitzia 38: 844 - 846. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

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    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
    https://www.iucnredlist.org/
    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
    • D See IUCN Terms and conditions of use http://www.iucnredlist.org/info/terms-of-use
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    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
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