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Rohdea is a genus of 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]

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Rohdea japonica
1806 illustration[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Genus: Rohdea
Binomial name
  • Titragyne Salisb.
  • Tilcusta Raf.
  • Campylandra Baker
  • Gonioscypha Baker

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.


Accepted species[2][3][7]

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


  1. ^ Curtis's botanical magazine vol. 23 tabl. 898, (, John Sims (1749-1831)
  2. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ a b Flora of China, Vol. 24 Page 239, 万年青属 wan nian qing shu, Rohdea Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 196. 1821.
  4. ^ Tanaka, N. (2010). A taxonomic revision of the genus Rohdea (Asparagaceae). Makinoa , n.s., 9: 1-54.
  5. ^ Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ Flora of China, Vol. 24 Page 235, 开口箭属 kai kou jian shu, Campylandra Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 14: 582. 1875.