Zantedeschia valida (Letty) Y.Singh
  • S. African J. Bot.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Zantedeschia valida (Letty) Y.Singh. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000335180. Accessed on: 28 Oct 2020'

Diagnostic Description

Without the flowering spathes, plants of Zantedeschia albomaculata subsp. valida could easily be mistaken for Z. aethiopica by the robust habit and the shape and texture of the leaves.

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    Morphology

    Plant robust up to 70 cm tall. Leaves petiolate. petiole up to 30 cm long; blades thickish textured up to 30 cm long, up to 20 cm broad, ovate-cordate to ovate-orbicular-cordate with apiculate apex, immaculate. Spathes vary in size up to 15 cm long. 12 cm broad, ivory to cream coloured with purple area at base inside. Berries medium sized about 1 cm diam., numerous, 3 locular, 2 to 3-ovuled. It flowers from October to March with the peak in November.

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    Habitat

    Found in rock-clefts on the mountains and foothills as well as on the banks of streams and in vleis.

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    Distribution

    Its distribution seems to be restricted to the region bounded by the Biggarsberg, Giants Castle and Collings Pass, in Natal.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Letty, CL. 1973. The genus Zantedeschia. Bothalia 11(1): 5 - 26.
    • 2 S. African J. Bot.

     Information From

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    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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