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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Liliales

Familia: Melanthiaceae
Tribus: Heloniadeae

Genus: Heloniopsis
Species: H. kawanoi – H. koreana – H. leucantha – H. orientalis – H. tubiflora – H. umbellata

Heloniopsis A.Gray, 1859, nom. cons.

Typus: H. pauciflora A.Gray = H. orientalis
(Thunb.) Tanaka


Hexonix Raf., Fl. Tellur. 2: 13. 1837.
Kozola Raf., Fl. Tellur. 2: 25. 1837.
Sugerokia Miq., Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi 3: 144. 1867.


Farr, E. R. & Zijlstra, G. eds. (1996-) Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). 2010 Sept 30 [1].

Govaerts, R. & al. 2006. World Checklist of selected plant families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens. 2010 Sept 30 [2]

A.Gray 1859. Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts, n.s., 6: 416.

Vernacular names

Heloniopsis, also called swamppink,[2] is a genus of plants in the Melanthiaceae, first described as a genus in 1859.[3][4] It is native to east Asia (Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Sakhalin Island in Russia).[1][5]


Heloniopsis kawanoi (Koidz.) Honda – Nansei-shoto
Heloniopsis koreana Fuse, N.S.Lee & M.N.Tamura – Korean swamppink[2] – Korea
Heloniopsis leucantha (Koidz.) Honda – Nansei-shoto
Heloniopsis orientalis (Thunb.) Tanaka – Korea, Sakhalin, Japan
Heloniopsis orientalis var. flavida (Nakai) Ohwi – white oriental swamppink[2] – Korea
Heloniopsis tubiflora Fuse, N.S.Lee & M.N.Tamura – tubular-flower swamppink[2] – Korea
Heloniopsis umbellata Baker – Taiwan

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Heloniopsis.

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: Korea National Arboretum. 2015. p. 487. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2016 – via Korea Forest Service.
Gray, Asa. 1858. Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Science, new series 6: 416 descriptions in Latin, commentary in English
Tropicos, Heloniopsis A. Gray
Flora of China Vol. 24 Page 87 胡麻花属 hu ma hua shu Heloniopsis A. Gray, Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts, ser. 2. 6: 416. 1858.

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