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In botanical taxonomy, a genus is a group of closely related plant species.
A genus may contain one or more plant species.
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Arisaema
Family Araceae
Name Arisaema Spp.
Featured Plant April 2010
Etymology
Arisaema From the Genus Arum, a related genus, and Greek haima meaning blood, referring to the red blotches of certain species.

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Arisaema candidissimum
Arisaema triphyllum
  See also:  Bulbs, Corms & Tubers

This is an interesting genus of unusual plants belonging to the aroid family. Most are hardy species that originate from North America, Japan, China and the Himalayas.

trifoliate
A leaf comprising of three leaflets,
for example, a clover leaf.
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tuber
A swollen underground stem, crown or root
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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trifoliate
A leaf comprising of three leaflets,
for example, a clover leaf.
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tuber
A swollen underground stem, crown or root
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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 Arisaema candidissimum


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Name Arisaema candidissimum
Etymology
candidissimum From Latin candidissimum meaning white or pure white, referring to its flower colour.

Originating from China, Arisaema candidissimum has white flowers with green throats. The flowers appear in mid summer and last a couple of weeks. The trifoliate leaves appear at the same time as the flowers from a tuber that becomes dormant in the winter.

 Arisaema triphyllum

Name Arisaema triphyllum
Common Name Jack in the Pulpit
Etymology
triphyllum From Greek tri meaning three, and Greek phyllon meaning leaves, referring to the shape of its leaves.

This perennial is fairly common in North America, and can withstand quite cold conditions.



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