Jack in the pulpit

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    Jack in the pulpit @ Nikko Botanical Garden
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    Jack in the pulpit @ Nikko Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Jack in the pulpit
Formal Name
Arisaema serratum
Alias
Jack in the pulpit , Arisaema
Habitat
Japan and Nort-east asia
Morph
Years of weed

Comment

Jack in the pulpit (scientific name:Arisaema serratm) is non-wild grass of the perennial plant originally from Japan and China of the Araceae department Arisaema genus. It lets a floret bloom in the spadix which stretchs out floral held in the sheath of the leaf wrapped in spathe from the stem stood straight in the shade of a tree of the forest in early summer from late spring. All grass is toxic including a potato-formed underground stem. The part looking like a stem is called a false stem with the sheath of the leafstalk A spadix protected with a Buddha flame parcel gets a large number of stamens. Because it is dioecism, as for the male flower, the female flower is prepared into only the stamen only by a pistil, and there is no petal in both. There are two pieces of tarsus-formed wings of a biplane, and the small leaf is shiny with 7-14 pieces. It produces the fruit of red grains in autumn. In a poisonous plant, it becomes the Chinese medicine.

A generic name: Jack in the pulpit, A scientific name: Arisaema serratum, another name: , Arisaema serratum,Mamushigusa,Mamushiso (in Japanese), Arisaema serratum (Kanto Arisaema serratum, green), the place of origin: Japan, China, distribution: The shade of a tree of the forest, Height of a rice plant: 50-70cm, leaf shape: Wings of a biplane tarsus-formed in an open palm, the number of the leaves: The number of the small leaves constituting two pieces, a leaf: 7-14 pieces, leaf width: 20-30cm, a leaf color: Green, inflorescence form: A spadix, anthesis: For from April to May,color of a flower: Purple (purplish red - deep purple - black purple, green, inflorescence diameter: 15cm, a petal: Nothing, the fruition period: For from September to October, colored fruit: red from green ,carefully: Granulation, a use: Chinese medicine.

Detailed information

Order
Alismatales
Family
Araceae
Genus
Arisaema
Species
A. serratum
Flower type
Flower array
Spadix
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
Palmate
Leaf edge
Flowering place
Low mountain
Color
Green, Violet
Season
AprMay
Height
50 ~ 70 [cm]
Diameter
15 ~ 15

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