1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lysichiton Schott
      1. Lysichiton americanus Hultén & H.St.John

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Alaska to W. U.S.A.

    [CATE]

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org

    General Description

    Robust plant, forming large clumps. Leaves 40-120 x 27-70 cm, ovate, truncate at base, appearing after the flowers. Scape shorter than leaves. Spathe up to 25 cm, bright yellow, deciduous. Spadix 5-12 cm stout, greenish. Perianth-segments and filaments often unequal. Berry green, partly embedded in spadix.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alaska, Aleutian Is., British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington

    Introduced into:

    Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland

    Lysichiton americanus Hultén & H.St.John appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    29047.078
    29047.764
    34578.000
    Townsend [87/127], United Kingdom 51789.000

    First published in Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 25: 455 (1931 publ. 1932)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    CATE Araceae
    • Webb, D.A. Lysichiton. Flora Europaea 5, 271 (1980).

    Sources

    CATE Araceae
    Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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