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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Nolinoideae
Tribus: Convallarieae
Genus: Rohdea
Species: R. chlorantha – R. delavayi – R. dracaenoides – R. emeiensis – R. ensifolia – R. eucomoides – R. extrorsandra – R. fargesii – R. japonica – R. jinshanensis – R. lichuanensis – R. longipedunculata – R. nepalensis – R. pachynema – R. siamensis – R. tonkinensis – R. urotepala – R. verruculosa – R. wattii
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Rohdea (Ruscaceae) in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 25. Reference page.


Rohdea Roth, Novae Pl. Sp. 196. Jan-Jun 1821.

Campylandra Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 14: 582. 1875.
Gonioscypha Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 14: 581. 1875.
Titragyne Salisb., Gen. 9. 1866.

Native distribution areas:

China South-Central, China North-Central, China Southeast, Tibet.
Eastern Asia
Japan, Nansei-shoto, Taiwan.
Indian Subcontinent
Assam, East Himalaya, Nepal.
Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Tanaka, N. 2003. New Combinations in Rohdea (Convallariaceae). Novon 13(3):329–333.
Yamashita, J. & Tamura, M.N. 2004. Phylogenetic analyses and chromosome evolution in Convallarieae (Ruscaceae sensu lato), with some taxonomic treatments. Journal of Plant Research 117 (5):363-370.

Rohdea is a genus of plants native to eastern Asia (China, Japan, the Himalayas and Indochina).[2] It was long thought to contain only a single species, R. japonica,[3] but recent studies have resulted in several other taxa being transferred into the genus.[4][5]

In the APG III classification system, it is placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Nolinoideae (formerly the family Ruscaceae[6]). It has also been placed in the former family Convallariaceae.

Although sometimes misspelled as Rhodea, the genus was actually named after Michael Rohde (1782-1812), a botanist from Bremen.[7]

Accepted species[2][3][8]

Rohdea chinensis (Baker) N.Tanaka - Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan
Rohdea chlorantha (Baill.) N.Tanaka - Sichuan
Rohdea delavayi (Franch.) N.Tanaka - Tibet, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan
Rohdea emeiensis (Z.Y.Zhu) N.Tanaka - Sichuan
Rohdea ensifolia (F.T.Wang & Tang) N.Tanaka - Yunnan
Rohdea eucomoides (Baker) N.Tanaka - Assam, Bhutan, Myanmar
Rohdea japonica (Thunb.) Roth - Japan, Korea, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Sichuan, Zhejiang
Rohdea jinshanensis (Z.L.Yang & X.G.Luo) N.Tanaka - Sichuan
Rohdea lichuanensis (Y.K.Yang, J.K.Wu & D.T.Peng) Yamashita & M.N.Tamura - Hubei
Rohdea longipedunculata (F.T.Wang & S.Yun Liang) N.Tanaka - Yunnan
Rohdea nepalensis (Raf.) N.Tanaka - Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Assam, Myanmar, Sichuan, Yunnan
Rohdea pachynema (F.T.Wang & Tang) N.Tanaka - Sichuan, Yunnan
Rohdea siamensis (Yamashita & M.N.Tamura) Yamashita & M.N.Tamura - Laos, Thailand
Rohdea tonkinensis (Baill.) N.Tanaka - Vietnam, Yunnan, Guangdong
Rohdea urotepala Hand.-Mazz. - Sichuan, Yunnan
Rohdea verruculosa (Q.H.Chen) N.Tanaka - Yunnan, Guizhou
Rohdea wattii (C.B.Clarke) Yamashita & M.N.Tamura - Vietnam, Assam, Bhutan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan


Curtis's botanical magazine vol. 23 tabl. 898, (, John Sims (1749-1831)
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Flora of China, Vol. 24 Page 239, 万年青属 wan nian qing shu, Rohdea Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 196. 1821.
Tanaka, N. (2010). A taxonomic revision of the genus Rohdea (Asparagaceae). Makinoa , n.s., 9: 1-54.
Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Chase, M.W.; Reveal, J.L. & Fay, M.F. (2009), "A subfamilial classification for the expanded asparagalean families Amaryllidaceae, Asparagaceae and Xanthorrhoeaceae", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 161 (2): 132–136, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00999.x
Umberto Quattrocchi CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology; Volume IV R-Z (2000), p. 2329, at Google Books
Flora of China, Vol. 24 Page 235, 开口箭属 kai kou jian shu, Campylandra Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 14: 582. 1875.

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