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Common name

English: Arum Lily, Calla Lily

German: Zimmerkalla

Portuguese: Copo-de-leite, Jarro


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Arales (13)

        Family: Araceae (16)(family description)

          Genus: Zantedeschia (2)

            Epithet: aethiopica Spreng. (2)

Synonyms: Arodes aethiopicum (L.) Kuntze, Calla aethiopica L., Calla ambigua Salisb., Colocasia aethiopica (L.) Link, Otosma aethiopica (L.) Raf., Pseudohomalomena pastoensis A.D.Hawkes, Richardia aethiopica (L.) Spreng., Richardia africana Kunth

aethiopica => of Ethiopian origin

aethiopicum => of Ethiopian origin

africana => of African origin

ambigua => doubtful, of uncertain relationship

pastoensis => from San Juan de Pasto, capital of the department of Nariño in southwestern Colombia


Climate: temperate, sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Zantedeschia aethiopica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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