Streptopus

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Streptopus
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White Twisted-Stalk
(Streptopus amplexifolius)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Subfamily: Streptopoideae
Genus: Streptopus
Michx.
Synonyms[1]
  • Hexorima Raf.
  • Hekorima Kunth
  • Kruhsea Regel
  • Tortipes Small

Streptopus is a Eurasian and North American genus of flowering plants in the lily family, found primarily in colder and temperate regions.[2] Members of the genus are often referred to as twistedstalk.[3] It is one of the shade dwelling members of the lily family.[4]

Streptopus is a perennial herb spreading by means of underground rhizomes. It generally produces flowers only one or two at a time, often small and hidden beneath the leaves. They are white, greenish-yellow or rose-colored.[2]

Species[1][5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ a b Utech, Frederick H. (2002). "Streptopus". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.). Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). 26. New York and Oxford – via eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  3. ^ "Streptopus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Streptopus". Pacific Bulb Society Wiki.
  5. ^ "Streptopus". County-level distribution maps from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2014.
  6. ^ Chen, Xinqi; Tamura, Minoru N. "Streptopus". Flora of China. 24 – via eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  7. ^ "Genere Streptopus" [Genus Streptopus]. Altervista Flora Italiana.