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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Pinellia tripartita   FAMILY Araceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of China
Pinellia tripartita

 

COMMON NAME:
Green Dragon, Pinellia, Voodoo Lily


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image of Pinellia tripartita, Green Dragon, Pinellia, Voodoo Lily

Wang Ling, Li Heng & Li Rong, for Flora of China    foci_23_033

        

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image of Pinellia tripartita, Green Dragon, Pinellia, Voodoo Lily

JK Marlow    jkm080505_072

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Chinquapin Greenway

'Atropurpurea'?

image of Pinellia tripartita, Green Dragon, Pinellia, Voodoo Lily

JK Marlow    jkm080505_072b

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Chinquapin Greenway

Spadix has a 7-10" whip-like extension which emerges upward from the spathe, per www.missouribotanicalgarden.org.

image of Pinellia tripartita, Green Dragon, Pinellia, Voodoo Lily

JK Marlow    jkm080505_079

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Chinquapin Greenway

image of Pinellia tripartita, Green Dragon, Pinellia, Voodoo Lily

JK Marlow    jkm080505_095

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Chinquapin Greenway

Leaf blade deeply 3-partite, anterior lobe broadly ovate or ovate-oblong, per Flora of China.

image of Pinellia tripartita, Green Dragon, Pinellia, Voodoo Lily

JK Marlow    jkm160707_207

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Chinquapin Greenway

image of Pinellia tripartita, Green Dragon, Pinellia, Voodoo Lily

JK Marlow    jkm160707_208

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Chinquapin Greenway

image of Pinellia tripartita, Green Dragon, Pinellia, Voodoo Lily

JK Marlow    jkm160707_222

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Chinquapin Greenway

Leaf blade's anterior lobe broadly ovate or ovate-oblong, sessile, per Flora of China.

image of Pinellia tripartita, Green Dragon, Pinellia, Voodoo Lily

JK Marlow    jkm160707_228

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Chinquapin Greenway

Each upright leaf petiole is terminated by a single trifoliate green leaf, per www.missouribotanicalgarden.org.

image of Pinellia tripartita, Green Dragon, Pinellia, Voodoo Lily

Lesley Ingram, Bugwood.org    bug_5402212

Month Unknown        Australia

Spathe persistent, slightly constricted between tube & blade, per Flora of China.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Pinellia tripartita   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of China
Pinellia tripartita

 

Search by scientific name:

3744

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Non-native: Japan & Hong Kong

Documented growing wild in - - SC

Rare

Look for it in suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

LEAVES:
Tardily deciduous
Palmately compound: 3(5) leaflets (juvenile plant leaves can be deeply 3-lobed or simple)
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish-green flowers, often hidden by the whitish to light green spathe
Unisexual

Inflorescence a spadix

FRUIT:
Green
Berry

 

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