Kirengeshoma

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Kirengeshoma
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Kirengeshoma palmata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Cornales
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Genus: Kirengeshoma
Species

2, see text

Kirengeshoma is a genus containing two species of plants in the hydrangea family. Both are clump-forming perennials native to Eastern Asia, with sycamore-like palmate leaves and nodding, waxy yellow flowers on slender stalks, growing in shady environments. They are grown as garden plants in temperate regions of the world.[1]

The genus name is Japanese, ki-rengeshōma (黄蓮華升麻?); ki means ‘yellow’ and rengeshōma is a somewhat similar plant, the false anemone (Anemonopsis).[2]

Species[edit]

Kirengeshoma koreana

References[edit]

  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ Perry, Leonard. "Japanese Common Names, alphabetic by genus". Perry's Perennial Pages. Department of Plant and Soil Science, the University of Vermont. 
  3. ^ Yi Sun, Cheng-Xing Fu and Ying-Xiong Qiu. Development, characterization, and transferability of microsatellite markers for Kirengeshoma palmata (Hydrangeaceae). Am J Bot June 2010 vol. 97 no. 6 e48-e51

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