Japanese Arisaema's

Jim McClements, Dover, DE z6 JimMcClem at AOL.COM
Sat Aug 1 00:14:37 CEST 1998

In a message dated 73098 7:48:55 PM, dbegley at iol.ie wrote:

<<I have recently been trading with a person in Japan, and today recieved 4

fine corms of A. ringens. She also sent me a batch of smaller corms, which

she says grow profusely there. She only knows them by their common Japanese

name of "kanasu-bisyaki". Would any of you be able to tell me what this

might be?



I can't find anything resembling this name in Ohwi for an Arisaema. However,
the common name for Pinellia ternata is "Karasu-bishaku", which certainly fits
the description of "growing profusely". Be very careful where you plant it!

Jim McClements, Dover, Delaware, USA

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