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This is Biarum davisii ssp marmarisense from

Author: William Bertram Turrill, 1938
Family:  ARACEAE
Origin:  Crete, South-Western Turkey
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  5 Centimetres
Flower:  Crème Colour (/ Red-Brown Spots)
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Araceae family was described by William Bertram Turrill in 1938. It is found on Crete and in south-western Turkey, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and little to some sun. The bulbs can grow to four centimetres, the leaves reaches five centimetres. The flowers are crème coloured and might be covered in reddish-brown spots. They will occur in autumn.

The genera name originates from the ancient mane, used by Dioscorides - although is is another genera. The species name honours Peter Davis, who collected the material, used to describe the species.

Photo by Petra Schmidt,

The bulbs, photo by Jim McKenney