Peltandra virginica (L.) Schott

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Scientific Name

    Peltandra virginica (L.) Schott

  • Description

    Species Description - Lvs oblong to broadly triangular, 1–3 dm at anthesis, larger later, a strong nerve descending into each of the divergent or parallel, acute to rounded basal lobes; scape 2–4 dm, recurved in fr; spathe green with pale margin, 1–2 dm, the part above the pistillate fls deliquescent in age, the lower part enclosing the fr; spadix nearly as long as the spathe, white to orange, the lower fifth pistillate; fr a head of brown berries, the 1–3 seeds surrounded by gelatinous material; 2n=88, 112. Swamps and shallow water; s. Me. to Fla., w. to Mich., Mo., and Tex. Late spring. (P. luteospadix)

  • Common Names