T.E.R:R.A.I.N - Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network


Arisaema candidissimum (Striped cobra lily)

Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Arisaema
Species: A. candidissimum
Binomial name: Arisaema candidissimum
Common names: Striped cobra lily, Chinese jack-in-the-pulpit, White-Spathed Jack in the Pulpit, Chinese Cobra Lily, Pink Cobra Lily, White Chinese Cobra Lily.

Arisaema candidissimum is a tuberous, perennial plant in the arum family (Araceae). It is native to western China where they grow at altitudes of 2,200–3,300 m. 
In late spring or early summer, this aroid develops 15 cm stalks bearing small, luminous, hooded spathes above the ground. The spathe is 8–10 cm long and are striped with translucent, white vertical veins. They can vary in colour, typically being white, often pinkish or greenish white or cream, with stripes which are green on the outside and pink on the inside.
The plants have two to three large, three-lobed, umbrella-like leaves (30-60cm) that don't completely open & develop until the flower is on full display. During autumn bright orange-red pods develop. This plant will self-seed.


Thanks to Wikipedia for text and information: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/