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longipes f. viridipes is a form of longipes with pure green petioles. The typical purple dotting of petioles and scape observed in all other forms is absent in longipes f. viridipes. Except for this it is identical to longipes var. vulgata, which is the correct name for the common longipes described by Maekawa in 1940. Somewhat rhizomatous, leaves average 3"-6" and are a shiny dark green above and a glossy lighter green below. Seven or eight pairs of veins project on the upper surface and are smooth on the underside of the leaf. The funnel-shaped flowers are pale to dark purple and appear on an 8-12" scapes in the fall. Known in Japan as 'Aojiku Iwa Giboshi'.

longipes f. viridipes

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