Arum sentence example
The most common are the Natal lily with pink and white ribbed bells, the fire-lily, with flame-coloured blossoms, ixias, gladiolas, the Ifafa lily, with fuchsia-like clusters, and the arum lily.
In Arum the blade is simple, as also in the so-called arum-lily (Richardia), a South African species common in Britain as a greenhouse plant, and in Caladium, a tropical South American genus, and Alocasia (tropical Asia), species of which are favourite warm-greenhouse plants on account of their variegated leaves.
The details of the structure of the flower show a wide variation; the flowers are often extremely simple, sometimes as in Arum, reduced to a single stamen or pistil.
The underground stems (rhizomes or tubers) are rich in starch; from that of Arum maculatum Portland arrowroot was formerly extensively prepared by pounding with water and then straining; the starch was deposited from the strained liquid.
The order is represented in Britain by Arum maculatum, a low herbaceous plant common in woods and hedgerows in England, but probably not wild in Scotland.Advertisement
In moist regions ferns and mosses, the arum and other broad flat-leaved plants are found.
Thus, the Lent lily is Narcissus Pseudonarcissus; the African lily is Agapanthus umbellatus; the Belladonna lily is Amaryllis Belladonna (q.v.); the Jacobaea lily is Sprekelia formosissima; the Mariposa lily is Calochortus; the lily of the Incas is Alstroemeria pelegrina; St Bernard's lily is Anthericum Liliago; St Bruno's lily is Anthericum (or Paradisia) Liliastrum; the water lily is Nymphaea alba; the Arum lily is Richardia africana; and there are many others.
This in all probability arises from their salubrious climate, and the comparative sterility of their soil rendering them dependent upon the cultivation of the ground for the yam, the arum, and the sweet potato, their chief articles of food.
David, who spent some time in the Albert Edward district, that the creature dwells in the most dense parts of the primeval forest, where there is an undergrowth of solid-leaved, swamp-loving plants, such as arum, Donax and Phrynium, which, with orchids and climbing plants, form a thick and confused mass of vegetation.
Flowering plants include numerous species of terrestrial orchids, the socalled arum lily (Richardia Africana), common in low-lying moist land, and the white everlasting flower, found abundantly in some regions of Cape Colony.Advertisement
Notable among the flowers are the arum lily and the iris.
On the lagoons and lower reaches of the rivers the Viha (Typhonodorum lindleyanum), an arum endemic to Madagascar, grows in great profusion to a height of 12 or 13 ft.
It is often associated with that form of inflorescence termed the spadix, and may be coloured, as in Anthuriuzn, or white, as in arum lily (Richardia aethiopica).
Along the footpath grows wild arum, a plant which has more folk names than any other British plant.
Arum italicum ' pictum ' arum italicum ' pictum ' Arum with beautiful white veined leaves especially in spring.Advertisement
Molecular characters have been used in conjunction with morphological characters to understand patterns of evolution within the genus arum.
I have recently been bought an arum lily called Black Eyed Beauty.
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Bog Arum (Calla) - C. palustris is a small, hardy, trailing Arum, with white spathes.
Cuckoo Pint (Arum) - Tuberous rooted plants of distinct form; some are hardy.Advertisement
Dragons Mouth (Arum Crinitum) - In flower this is very grotesque, from the singular shape of its broad speckled spathe.
Golden Club (Orontium) - O. aquaticum is an interesting perennial of the Arum family, 12 to 18 inches high; in early summer its narrow spadix is densely covered with yellow flowers.
Sweet Flag (Acorus) - Waterside plants of the arum order, easily cultivated.
An account of his Welsh campaigns is given in the Vitae duorum Off arum, but it is difficult to determine how far the stories there given have an historical basis.
A genus much represented is Culcasia, and swampy localities are thickly set with the giant Cyrtosperma arum, with flower spathes that are blotched with deep purple.Advertisement