A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Another Look.....

I'm posting these Arums again as I find them strangely exotic and very beautiful and in a week or so they'll be gone for another year. The pointy thing in the middle is the spadix, at the top it is colourful and sometimes smelly to attract insects, below which are the male flowers, then a sterile area, beneath which are the female flowers. Below is one that has had the top eaten off revealing the flowers. The cream surrounding structure is a modified leaf called a spathe.

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