Arum palaestinum. Boiss.
Names
Common name : Black Calla, Solomon's Lily, Priest's Hood and Palestine Arum
Arabic name : Lufe in Arabic
Bibliographic References
2010
• Johannes Stökl, Antonia Strutz, Amots Dafni, Ales Svatos, Jan Doubsky, Markus Knaden, Silke Sachse, Bill S. Hansson, Marcus C. Stensmyr. A deceptive pollination system targeting drosophilids through olfactory mimicry of yeast. Current Biology, 2010; DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.09.033
2007
• El-Desouky SK, Kim KH, Ryu SY, Eweas AF, Gamal-Eldeen AM, Kim YK. A new pyrrole alkaloid isolated from Arum palaestinum Boiss. and its biological activities. Arch Pharm Res. 2007 Aug; 30(8):927-31.
Ecology
Endemic to : Lebanon and Syria
Life Forms : Geophyte
Genetics
Herbarium
Morphology and seeds
Botanic description :
  • It is a perennial geophyte plant. It grows 10–25 centimetres (0.33–0.82 ft) high. It blooms from March to April. Each plant only blooms for a day, from morning to morning. It attracts drosophilids (vinegar flies) as pollinators by emitting odor molecules that resemble those produced during alcoholic fermentation of rotting fruit initiated by yeast. The fruit contains seeds which are distributed by birds.
Presence in Protected area
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
Medicinal
Altitude
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Distribution

Flowering period
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