Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Peltandra virginica (L.) Schott image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

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Theodore S. Cochrane
Family Araceae
Peltandra virginica (L.) Schott
arrow-arum, green arrow-arum, tuckahoe
Peltandra: from pelte for "small shield" and aner for "stamen," referring to shape of stamen
virginica: of Virginia
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Status: Introduced - locally established
Plant: erect, perennial aquatic
Flower: white to orange, tiny, 4 -5 stamens; inflorescence a slender spadix with a 4"-8" elongated, green spathe which only partially covers the spadix
Fruit:cluster of brown berries
Leaf:long-stalked, basal, pinnately-veined, arrow-shaped
Habitat: swamps, shallows

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Arum virginicum L.
Peltandra luteospadix Fernald
Peltandra tharpii F.A.Barkley

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