Photographs: Bantry, Co.Cork
Spathe pale greenish-yellow, drooping at top, un-spotted. Stout yellow spadix, reaching 1/3 way up hood. Large fruiting spike, 10-15cm, with orange-red fruit. Leaves appear in late autumn or winter, never purple spotted. All leaves basal, long-stalked, triangular-heart shaped. Basal lobes diverging. Poisonous!
Occasional garden escape or relic of cultivation.
Photographs: Non-typical form of A. italicum ssp. italicum. Similar to plants found in Spain.
Identification Paul Green, Co.Wexford.
Photographs: April 2007 Bantry, Co.Cork.