Pinellia cordata N. E. Br.
I have received it from Roy Herold and somehow displaced the label and memory of having ever received it. But, thanx to the feedback from many members of the aroid-l list, this plant has been identified and reclassified on a proper page. The first person to identify it was Manfred Hammer. Thanx !!!!
To avoid premature dormancy, it should be kept in a cool spot, and it will re-bloom all summer.
I've been told that bulbils (at the base of the leaves and at the bottom of the petioles) and bulblets (offsets from the main tuber) form readily; now that I know where to look for them, the closeup photos will be forthcoming as soon as I see them. The bulbils (or are they tuberils?) will bloom in the second season, the bulblets (or tuberlets) should bloom in the first.
|The variegated leaves are slightly less than inch wide and about 2.5-3 inches long. In a mature plant, they should exceed 6 inches in length.
|The inflorescence is tiny, with extremely long protruding spadix. Its fragrance is very pleasant, resembling pineapple. Somewhat surprisingly, after the plant has apparently gone dormant for a few weeks, another inflorescence has emerged, with no leaves.
The information on this page has been compiled from my personal observations and e-mail received from Peter Boyce, and Roy Herold.
All photos Copyright © 1997 Krzysztof Kozminski
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