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(MHNT) Tricyrtis formosana - Flower

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Liliaceae
Subfamilia: Calochortoideae
Genus: Tricyrtis
Sectio: T. sect. Hirtae
Species: Tricyrtis formosana
Varietas T. f. var. formosana – T. f. var. glandosa – T. f. var. grandiflora

Tricyrtis formosana Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 17: 465. 1879.


Compsoa formosana (Baker) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 708. 1891.


Journal of the Linnean Society. Botany. London 17:465. 1879
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Tricyrtis formosana in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.
Govaerts, R. (2006). World Checklist of Monocotyledons. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens. 2009 July 27 [1]

Vernacular names
日本語: タイワンホトトギス
svenska: Taiwanskugglilja

Tricyrtis formosana is an East Asian species of herbaceous plant in the lily family.[3][2] It is native to Taiwan and to Nansei-shoto (also known as the Ryukyu Islands, part of Japan).
Tricyrtis formosana - National Botanic Gardens (Ireland)

Tricyrtis formosana is an herb up to 80 cm tall, sometimes branching but sometimes not. Flowers are trumpet-shaped, light purple with darker purple spots.[4]


Tricyrtis formosana var. formosana - Taiwan, Iriomote
Tricyrtis formosana var. glandosa (T.Shimizu) T.S.Liu & S.S.Ying - Taiwan


lithograph by J.N.Fitch published in Curtis's Botanical Magazine, London., vol. 140 (= ser. 4, vol. 10), plate 8560
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Baker, John Gilbert 1879. Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 17(103): 465
Flora of China Vol. 24 Page 152 台湾油点草 tai wan you dian cao Tricyrtis formosana Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 17: 465. 1879.

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