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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Terrestrial, tuberous; monoecious.
Leaf: basal; blade hastate to sagittate, veins generally ± pale; petiole ± >= blade.
Inflorescence: generally exceeded by bract, tip with ± cylindric appendage; peduncle < petiole, generally << leaf; bract ± tubular, enclosing inflorescence at base, withering before fruit, blade abaxially pale yellow-green, adaxially ± white to pale yellow-green or dark purple, margins pale green to white or not; flowers pistillate proximally, staminate distally, generally sterile between pistillate and staminate and distal to staminate.
Staminate flower: perianth 0; stamens 3–4.
Pistillate flower: ovary chamber 1, ovules in 2 series.
± 25 species: Eurasia, n Africa. (Greek: ancient name) Some cultivated as ornamental or for food.
1. Infl bract adaxially ± white to pale yellow-green; leaves emerging fall, early winter ..... A. italicum
1' Infl bract adaxially dark purple; leaves emerging spring ..... [A. palaestinum]
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