A total of nine arum species have been recorded in Jordan. They are generally characterized by a leaf-like hood (spathe), tiny flowers clustered on a tubular spike (spadix), and reddish berries. Most species in this family produce heat to attract pollinating insects, and some produce a rotten-animal smell for the same purpose. Toxic if ingested.
Some species prefer shady areas near water, others prefer open rocky fields. Habitats include Wadi al-Seer and semi-deserts such as Petra.
Winter or spring.