Astilboides tabularis Forbes & Hemsl.

Herbaceous perennial growing to about 1.5 m tall. Leaves large, to over 50 cm wide, mostly roundish and the margin with many tooth-like lobes; stalk long and thin, peltate (attached away from the leaf margin). Flowers produced below the tallest leaves on stalks to 1.5 m long, the clusters similar in appearance to those of Astilbe. Stamens 8. Ovary half-inferior. Syn. Rodgersia tabularis (Hemsl.) Kom.

Grown for the peltate leaves and plumed flower clusters.

N China.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Saxifragaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     [Saxifraganae]
order      Saxifragales
family       Saxifragaceae
genus        Astilboides (Hemsl.) Engl.