Taxon  Report   8380    
Zantedeschia aethiopica  (L.) Spreng.
Calla lily,  Callalily, Common calla
Zantedeschia aethiopica
© 2015 Barry Breckling
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Zantedeschia aethiopica
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Zantedeschia aethiopica
© Jo-Ann Ordano 2005 California Academy of Sciences
Zantedeschia aethiopica, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Limited

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Zantedeschia aethiopica
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Family: ARACEAE  
Genus: Zantedeschia
Communities: wetland-riparian


Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Calla aethiopica
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).