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

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, Massachusetts, 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, 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

  • Verloove, F. (2019). Manual of the alien plants of Belgium http://alienplantsbelgium.be/.
  • Güner, A. (ed.) (2018). Resimli Türkiye Floras? (Illustrated Flora of Turkey) 2: 1-1054. ANG Vakf?/Nezahat Gökyi?it Botanik Bahçesi, Istambul.
  • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
  • 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). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 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

  • Güner, A. (ed.) (2018). Resimli Türkiye Floras? (Illustrated Flora of Turkey) 2: 1-1054. ANG Vakf?/Nezahat Gökyi?it Botanik Bahçesi, Istambul.
  • 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). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 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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