20 (30)cm, the rarest of all italicum subspecies and native of the Canary islands and Madeira. This subspecies seems to have become extinct on the Canaries, whereas it has stable populations on Madeira. It makes dark green, arrow shaped leaves, sometimes with silvery to yellow green freckles. The stems' basis shows a light purplish tinge. The creamy-yellow spathe and spadix are followed by bright orange red fruit heads in summer. Easy in any rich, well drained soil in a frostfree, sunny spot. Tubers from cultivated plants raised from the form of Madeira. IV-V.