Arisaema consanguineum

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Arisaema consanguineum Schott

Araceae

Life form: bulb or tuber
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: half shade   7

Moisture: moist

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: decidious

Shape: ovate

Division: not specified

Shape: spathe
Fruit: berry

V

134B / 229143 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Aridae
Superordo:
Aranae
Ordo:
Arales

Arisaema consanguineum belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.

Naming

Arisaema consanguineum was described by Heinrich Wilhelm Schott in 1859. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Arisaema consanguineum is a species in the genus Arisaema which contains approximately 203 to 218 species and belongs to the family of the Araceae (Arum Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 80 to 100 centimetres.

Leaves

Arisaema consanguineum is deciduous. The dark-green leaves are basal. They are ovate, petiolate and have reticulate venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Arisaema consanguineum produces solitary green spathae in May.

The plants carry ornamental red berries.

Root System

Distribution

Arisaema consanguineum is native to Southwest China and the Himalaya.

Cultivation

The plants prefer a half-shady situation on moist soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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