Query on Pinellia peltata

Paul Tyerman ptyerman at OZEMAIL.COM.AU
Sun Feb 10 01:31:01 CET 2002

Howdy All,

Thank you very much for the responses (both to the list and privately).
Greatly appreciated

>Tuber subglobose, 1-2.5 cm in diam. Leaf 2-3. Petiole 27-33 cm; leaf blade
>peltate, deep green, ovate or oblong, short acuminate at apex, deep
>cordate at base, 10-175.5-12 cm. Peduncle 7-15 cm long. Spathe yellowish
>green, tube obovoid, 8 mm long; limb opening, apex obtuse, 3-4 cm =B4 5-8
>mm. Spadix: female portion 8 mm long, male 6 mm; appendix ca. 10 cm
>long. Berries ovoid, acute at apex seed globose.
>=B7 Forest, grassy slopes, on rocks or between rocks. Fujian and Zhejiang."
If I can just check how I am reading this.....

This Pinellia has a single leaf blade, similar in shape to P. cordata but
plain green and approaching a foot long.  Comparatively small flowers
compared to the leaves, that are yellowish green.  That pretty much cover
it?  I am not sure what " 10-175.5-12 cm." indicates?  It has been a while
since I've used the terms I learned while studying horticulture, so I hope
you don't mind me checking.

Thanks again for your help.


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9
mailto:ptyerman at ozemail.com.au

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything
else that doesn't move!!!!!

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