12 (20)cm, Canary Friar's Cowl is a summer dormant species with a perennial rhizome and/or small tubers, arrow-shaped leaves from late autumn to spring and a narrow and short, dark maroon spatha with a white base and a pale greyish-green, short and thick spadix inside. It is native of humus rich, seasonally moist soils on the Canary islands, Southern Spain and Western North Africa. For any humus rich, well drained substrate in pots. Not winter hardy, carefully water plants growing in winter and keep them in full sun at a minimum of some 10°C. Keep plants completely dry during dormancy in summer months. 1.5 cm long tubers are flowering size. X-III.
Fotos from this species are available from the International Aroid Society website: Arisarum simorrhinum.