Herb latin name: Pinellia tripartita


Family: Araceae (Arum Family)



Description of the plant:



Plant:
Corm


Height:
50 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
July to
August

Known hazards of Pinellia tripartita:

Although we have no record of toxicity for this species, all parts of the plant probably contain calcium oxylate. This is toxic and if consumed makes the mouth and digestive tract feel as though hundreds of needles are being stuck into it. However, calcium oxylate is easily destroyed by thoroughly cooking or drying the plant.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.