Arisaema Barbatum Deciduous herb up to 0.5 m tall. Subterranean stem a subglobose tuber, to 5 cm across × 2.5 cm high, brownish. Pseudostem 10–25 × ca 1.2 cm at the base, olive-green with light pink mottling and faint dark green longitudinal stripes. Leaf solitary; cataphylls to 16 cm long, dark pink with olive-green mottling and slightly prominent pale pink dots; petiole ca 25 × ca 1 cm at the base; trifoliolate leaf blades; leaflets ovate, shiny green; margin entire, apex acuminate often ending in a short arista; central leaflet ca 20 cm × 8 cm, base cuneate with a petiolule ca 1 cm long; lateral leaflets asymmetrical, slightly shorter than the central, base convex with a petiolule ca 0.5 cm long. Inflorescence appears after the leaf, and held at leaf level; peduncle shorter than the petiole, to 12 cm long × 5 mm across, white-green with faint darker stripes; spathe tube cylindrical, ca 5 × ca 1.5 cm; white-green with dotted purple stripes; spathe mouth margins widely recurved, ca 5–6 mm wide; spathe limb suberect, ovate-oblong, 4–7(–10) × 4–4.5 cm, yellow-green, paler at the base, translucent, with numerous, thin darker longitudinal veins, these prominent outside, limb acuminate, ending in a short threads; spadix appendix exserted from the spathe tube, but shorter than the spathe, 4–6 cm long, tip subulate, covered with many, bristle-like, filiform, flexible projections, these 1–3 cm long, appendix naked in the middle part, at the base 2 mm wide, sessile and with a few neuter flowers, these 2–5 mm long and inserted just above the fertile part; fertile zone staminate or pistillate, ca 2 cm long; staminate flowers loosely arranged, 2–3-androus, anthers cream, subsessile; thecae dehiscent by a carmine, elongate pore; pistillate flowers: ovary bottle-shaped, green; stigma penicillate, with a short style. Infructescence on an erect peduncle, cylindrical, to 7 × ca 2.5 cm; fruits 10 × 8 mm, prismatic, apically flattened with black stigmatic remains, red-orange when ripe, to 4 seeds per berry. Seeds globose, 3 mm diameter.
source: CATE Araceae
Evergreen, often seasonally dry forest, 200–1400 m asl. Flowering: November–March.
source: CATE Araceae
“Pet poisonous” – Poisonous parts: whole plant esp. roots, leaves
Arisaema Barbatum is a cold plant species described by Samuel Buchet. Arisaema barbatum is included in the genus Arisaema and the cold plants of the family.
Arisaema is a large and diverse genus of the flowering plant family Araceae. The largest concentration of species is in China and Japan, with other species native to other parts of South Asia, as well as East and Central Africa, Mexico and Eastern North America. Asian species are often called cobra lilies, while western species are often called jack-in-the-pulpit; both names refer to the flower’s distinctive appearance, which consists of an erect central spadix rising from a spathe.