Description of the genus
Acaulescent, tuberous, terrestrial herbs. Leaves several, basal, in a rosette; lamina simple, hastate-sagittate. Inflorescence produced with the leaves; peduncle longer than petiole. Spathe: basal part obconic; apical broadly ovate, spreading, cuspidate, white or brightly coloured. Spadix with female flowers at base, sometimes with staminodes scattered between the female flowers; and male flowers at apex. Flowers unisexual, without perianth segments, densely congested. Anthers sessile. Ovary 1-5-locular. Berries fleshy, green or orange.
Worldwide: 6 species occurring in the tropics and South Africa
Other sources of information about Zantedeschia:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Zantedeschia pageFlora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): ZantedeschiaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: ZantedeschiaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for ZantedeschiaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): ZantedeschiaKew Herbarium catalogue
: ZantedeschiaKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Zantedeschia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=302, retrieved 24 May 2013