1. Family: Acoraceae Martinov
    1. Genus: Acorus L.
      1. Acorus calamus L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Asia, N. America.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alaska, Alberta, Altay, Amur, Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, British Columbia, Buryatiya, Cambodia, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Connecticut, East Himalaya, Hainan, Idaho, India, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Irkutsk, Japan, Jawa, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kuril Is., Laccadive Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Maine, Malaya, Maldives, Manchuria, Manitoba, Masachusettes, Michigan, Minnesota, Mongolia, Montana, Myanmar, Nebraska, Nepal, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Northwest Territorie, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Philippines, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Qinghai, Québec, Sakhalin, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Thailand, Tibet, Tuva, Uzbekistan, Vermont, Vietnam, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Wisconsin, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya

    Extinct in:

    District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, Newfoundland, North Dakota, Rhode I., Virginia

    Introduced into:

    Alabama, Albania, Andaman Is., Arkansas, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, California, Cape Provinces, Central European Rus, Colorado, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, East European Russia, Finland, France, Free State, Føroyar, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kentucky, Krym, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Netherlands, New Guinea, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Sicilia, South Carolina, South European Russi, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Tennessee, Texas, Transcaucasus, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, West Virginia, Yugoslavia

    Acorus calamus L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    29047.076
    Barnes, E. [1629], India 6913.000
    Bogner [2098], Canada 57606.000
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5196], Nepal K001120092
    Cope, T.A. [RBG 436], United Kingdom K000914486
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5196] K001120090
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5196] K001120091

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 324 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Boborov, A.A. & al. (2014). Notes on aquatic and semiaquatic vascular plants of Kamchatka Botanicheskii Zhurnal. Moscow & Leningrad 99: 1025-1043.
    • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
    • Marhold, K. (ed.) (2013). IAPT/IOPB chromosome data 16 Taxon 62: 1355-1360.
    • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
    • Boyce, P.C., Sookchaloem, D., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Gusman, G., Jacobsen, N., Idei, T. & Nguyen, V.D. (2012). Flora of Thailand 11(2): 101-325. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
    • Nooteboom, H.P. (ed.) (2011). Flora Malesiana 20: 1-61. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
    • Lazkov, G.A. & Sultanova, B.A. (2011). Checklist of vascular plants of Kyrgyzstan Norrlinia 24: 1-166.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
    • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
    • Tanaka, N., Koyama, T. & Murata, J. (2005). The flowering plants of Mt. Popa, central Myanmar - Results of Myanmar-Japanese joint expeditions, 2000-2004 Makinoa 5: 1-102.
    • 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.
    • Dy Phon, P. (2000). Dictionnaire des plantes utilisées au Cambodge: 1-915. Chez l'auteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
    • Charkevicz, S.S. (ed.) (1996). Plantae Vasculares Orientalis Extremi Sovietici 8: 1-382. Nauka, Leningrad.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Boborov, A.A. & al. (2014). Notes on aquatic and semiaquatic vascular plants of Kamchatka Botanicheskii Zhurnal. Moscow & Leningrad 99: 1025-1043.
    • Nooteboom, H.P. (ed.) (2011). Flora Malesiana 20: 1-61. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
    • Lazkov, G.A. & Sultanova, B.A. (2011). Checklist of vascular plants of Kyrgyzstan Norrlinia 24: 1-166.
    • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
    • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
    • Tanaka, N., Koyama, T. & Murata, J. (2005). The flowering plants of Mt. Popa, central Myanmar - Results of Myanmar-Japanese joint expeditions, 2000-2004 Makinoa 5: 1-102.
    • Dy Phon, P. (2000). Dictionnaire des plantes utilisées au Cambodge: 1-915. Chez l'auteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0