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Observation 240321: Dicentra cucullaria

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight
89% (2)
Recognized by sight: It’s the root corns of Dutchman’s Breeches

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Thanks for posting that information, Noah.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2016-06-02 11:23:30 CDT (-0500)

Very interesting. It solves a mystery I’ve long wondered about.

I have seen these many times before,
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2016-05-31 21:38:20 CDT (-0500)

always under or around Mayapples (Podophyllum peltatum). I’m curious to know if these specimens were found in the vicinity of Mayapples.

By: Rocky Houghtby
2016-05-31 18:00:32 CDT (-0500)

Apparently the type for P. cornu-damae was described from Tibet. I guess a case could be made for its occurrence throughout Asia, and Oceania.

Podostroma cornu-damae has been recorded in Japan, China, Java, and Korea.

By: Rocky Houghtby
2016-05-31 17:52:36 CDT (-0500)

Podostroma cornu-damae occurs exclusively in Japan, and even then in a very confined locale. These are rootlets, rhizomes, or some other plant structure.