Clintonia udensis

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七筋菇 qi jin gu
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Clintonia
Species: C. udensis
Binomial name
Clintonia udensis
Trautv. & C.A.Mey

Hylocharis cyanocarpa Tiling

Clintonia udensis is a plant species native to China (Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Jilin, Liaoning, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xizang (Tibet), Yunnan), the Russian Far East (Amur, Sakhalin, Kamchatka, Khabarovsk, Primorye), Japan, Korea, India, Bhutan, Myanmar (Burma), Sikkim, and Nepal.[2]

Clintonia udensis is a perennial herb spreading by means of underground rhizomes, forming colonies on the floors of temperate forests. It has 3-5 egg-shaped to elliptical leaves, each up to 25 cm long. Raceme has up to 10 flowers, white or occasionally pale blue. Berries are dark blue, almost black, up to 12 mm across.[3][4]


  1. ^ The Plant List
  2. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Clintonia udensis
  3. ^ Flora of China v 24 p 151, Clintonia udensis'
  4. ^ Trautvetter, Ernst Rudolf von & Carl Anton von Meyer. 1856. Florula Ochotensis Phaenogama 92, pl. 30.