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White arum lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica)

Impact Assessment | Invasive Assessment | Potential Distribution

Scientific name:Zantedeschia aethiopica (L.) Spreng.

Common Name:

White arum lily


Native to Southern Africa where it grows in usually seasonally damp, sandy or rocky places (Weber 2003). Invades wet pasture, gullies, irrigation ditches, rubbish dumps (Parsons & Cuthbertson 2001), waterlogged areas, marshes (Moore 1997), swamps, creeks (Keighery 1997), dry coastal & riparian vegetation, temporary & permanent freshwater wetlands, warm temperate rainforest (Carr
et al 1992) & grasslands (Weber 2003). In WA, also occurs in pine plantations (Armstrong 1997), coastal shrublands, Karri forest (Keighery 1997), Melaleuca & Eucalyptus woodlands, Juncus sedgelands, limestone heath, Acacia shrubland, coastal forest, open shrubland & on swales & dune slopes on highly alkaline sand (Wykes 1997). In Kenya occurs in wet marshy places to 2 300 m (UCONN 2007).

Photo: White Arum Lilies
White arum lily flower
Photo: Mark Imhof
Photo: White Arum Lilies
White arum lily plant
Photo: Mark Imhof
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