Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Asparagaceae
Hosta longissima Honda

Verified by: Temperate sect.19 September 2011
Notes: Verified with Ohwi, J. 'Flora of Japan' and Schmid, W.G. 'The Genus Hosta' 1991. Leaves green, base decurrent on the petiole. Bracts persistent and folded around the pedicel. Corolla purplish with impressed transparent line between the corolla lobes, lines not reaching base of the tube. Anthers blue with yellow pollen. Corolla tube as long as the campanulate upper part. Hosta is a difficult genus where most species resemble each other.H. longissima do not match this specimen. Hosta longissima has lustrous leaves above and small flowers. This specimen has large flowers.
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Field notes: Seed List no. 153. .

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