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Hosta plantaginea (Lam.) Aschers.


Description from Flora of China

Hemerocallis plantaginea Lamarck, Encycl. 3: 103. 1789; Hosta plantaginea f. stenantha F. Maekawa.

Plants green, glabrous. Rhizome 1.5--2 cm thick, stout. Petiole 20--40 cm; leaf blade ovate-cordate, -orbicular, or ovate, 14--25 × 8--16 cm, glabrous, veins in 6--10 pairs, base cordate, margin slightly undulate, apex abruptly acute. Scape 40--80 cm. Raceme several to more than 10-flowered; bracts 2 subtending each flower, outer one ovate or lanceolate, 2.5--7 × 1--1.5 cm, inner one very small. Flowers solitary or sometimes in clusters of 2 or 3, fragrant; pedicel ca. 1 cm. Perianth white, funnelform, 10--13 cm. Stamens slightly shorter than or subequaling perianth; filaments adnate to perianth tube near base. Capsule cylindric, ca. 6 × 1 cm, 3-angled. Fl. and fr. Aug--Oct. 2 n = 60*.

Widely cultivated as an ornamental.

* Forests, grassy slopes, rocky places; near sea level to 2200 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, ?Hebei, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, ?Liaoning, ?S Shaanxi (Qin Ling), Sichuan, ?Yunnan, ?Zhejiang.


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