Amana edulis

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Amana edulis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Amana
Species: A. edulis
Binomial name
Amana edulis
(Miq.) Honda[1]
  • Orithyia edulis Miq.
  • Tulipa edulis (Miq.) Baker
  • Ornithogalum edule Siebold
  • Orithyia oxypetala A.Gray 1856, illegitimate homonym not D. Don 1835
  • Tulipa graminifolia Baker
  • Gagea argyi H.Lév.
  • Gagea hypoxioides H.Lév.
  • Gagea coreana H.Lév.
  • Amana graminifolia (Baker) A.D.Hall

Amana edulis (formerly Tulipa edulis) is a flowering bulb that is native to China, Japan, and Korea.[1][2][3]

Amana edulis is a bulb-forming perennial up to 25 cm tall. flowers are white, streaked with purlish-red.[2] The bulbs are edible and in some cases have been used medicinally.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Amana edulis", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2012-06-11 
  2. ^ a b Flora of China, Vol. 24 Page 124 老鸦瓣 lao ya ban Tulipa edulis (Miquel) Baker
  3. ^ Honda, Masaji 1935. Bulletin of the Biogeographical Society of Japan 6: 20
  4. ^ Plants for a Future database

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