Arum

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Arum

a genus of the family Araceae which contains many ornamental plants. Includes A. italicum, A. maculatum. Causes intense irritation to the oral mucosa, thought to be due to oxalate raphide crystals in the plant. Called also arum lily, cuckoopint, lords-and-ladies.
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To follow this group of plants further, you may need to buy the book entitled 'Aroids, Plants of the Arum family' by Deni Brown.
Sir David Attenborough invented the name Titan Arum after capturing its flowering on film for his BBC TV series The Private Life of Plants.
The dead-horse arum outdoes all the others, says Seymour, who's at the University of Adelaide in Australia.