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Pinellia tripartita - (Blume.)Schott.

Common Name
Family Araceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards Although we have no record of toxicity for this species, all parts of the plant probably contain calcium oxylate. This is toxic and if consumed makes the mouth and digestive tract feel as though hundreds of needles are being stuck into it[K]. However, calcium oxylate is easily destroyed by thoroughly cooking or drying the plant[172].
Habitats Not known
Range E. Asia - S. Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Pinellia tripartita


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Pinellia tripartita is a CORM growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Antiemetic  Antitussive  Cardiotonic  Diuretic  Expectorant

The root is antiemetic, antitussive, cardiotonic, diuretic, expectorant[218].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Easily grown in a rich soil, it requires plenty of water in the growing season[1]. Succeeds in full sun or partial shade[188]. Plants can be naturalized in woodland[1]. Plants produce bulbils in their leaf axils[188].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - we have no information but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible otherwise in early spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division as new growth begins in spring. Bulbils from the leaf axils.

Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Botanical References

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Readers comment

Y. Tankus   Tue Apr 15 2008

pinellia tripartita At what season the pinellia is dormant?

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