Query on Pinellia peltata

Jim McClements, Dover, DE z6 JimMcClem at AOL.COM
Sun Feb 10 04:30:03 CET 2002

In a message dated 2/9/02 7:30:28 PM, ptyerman at OZEMAIL.COM.AU writes:

<< 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.



A peltate leaf is one that has the stem attached to the underside of the
leaf, like an umbrella, instead of at the base or margin.

P. peltata is the only pinellia with this arrangement. P. cordata's leaf is
attached at the leaf base.

Jim McClements

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