40 (70)cm, a rather tall growing species native of Morocco, Cyprus and the eastern Mediterranean. Makes a narrow, bright green, purple lined spathe embedding a blackish-purple spadix on tall stalks usually born above narrow, arrow shaped, glossy leaves. For any loam-based, sandy, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Fully hardy and readily flowering. Seeds from a wild collection in south-western Cyprus at some 350m. IV-V.