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Arum Linn., Sp. Pl. 964. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5. 413. 1754; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 6: 509. 1893; Kuzeneva in Komarov, Fl. URSS. 3:486. 1935.

Monoecious perennial herbs. Leaves simple, spirally disposed, petiole sheathing. Spathe large, tubular at the base. Spadix ± cylindrical. Male flowers in clusters above, surmounted by abortive males; stamens 2-4. Female flowers at the base separated from the male ones by neuter flowers. Ovary unilocular, ovules many, on parietal placentas. Fruit a many seeded berry.

15-16 species, Europe, Mediterranean region, N. Africa and W. Asia. Represented in Pakistan by 1 species.

Lower Taxon

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