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Tricyrtis hirta

Tricyrtis hirta, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Liliaceae
Subfamilia: Calochortoideae
Genus: Tricyrtis
Species: Tricyrtis hirta
Varietates: (3)
T. h. var. hirta – T. h. var. masamunei – T. h. var. saxicola

Tricyrtis hirta (Thunb.) Hook., Bot. Mag. 89: t. 5355. 1863

Uvularia hirta Thunb. in J.A.Murray, Syst. Veg. ed. 14: 325. 1784.
Compsoa hirta (Thunb.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 708. 1891.
Tricyrtis hirta f. albescens (Makino) Hiyama, J. Jap. Bot. 28: 155. 1953.
Tricyrtis hirta f. atropurpurea Hisauti, J. Jap. Bot. 41: 10. 1966.
Tricyrtis hirta f. nivea Hiyama, J. Jap. Bot. 28: 155. 1953.
Tricyrtis hirta var. albescens Makino, J. Jap. Bot. 8: 17. 1932.
Tricyrtis hirta var. masamunei (Makino) Masam., J. Soc. Trop. Agric. 2: 42. 1930.
Tricyrtis hirta var. minor Honda, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 44: 421. 1930.
Tricyrtis hirta var. ramosissima Honda, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 46: 421. 1932.
Tricyrtis hirta var. saxicola Honda, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 45: 298. 1931.
Tricyrtis japonica Miq., Verslagen Meded. Afd. Natuurk. Kon. Akad. Wetensch., II, 2: 86. 1868.
Tricyrtis masamunei Makino, J. Jap. Bot. 3: 39. 1926.


Whiteflowered plants are occiasionally recognized as Tricyrtis hirta f. albescens (Makino) Hiyama.

Tricyrtis hirta

Tricyrtis hirta

Tricyrtis hirta

Tricyrtis hirta


Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed ... London 19: t. 5355. 1863
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Tricyrtis hirta 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
dansk: Lodden Tudselilje
Deutsch: Japanische Krötenlilie
English: toad lily
suomi: Karvakonnanlilja
日本語: ホトトギス
svenska: Hårig skugglilja

Tricyrtis hirta, the toad lily or hairy toad lily, is a Japanese species of hardy herbaceous perennial plant in the lily family Liliaceae.[1]

It is found growing on shaded rocky cliffs and stream banks in central and southern Japan. Leaves are large and wide, clasping around the stem. The flowers are whitish to pale purple with dark purple spots.[2][3]


Tricyrtis hirta var. hirta - central and southern Japan
Tricyrtis hirta var. masamunei (Makino) Masam - Kyushu

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