Rohdea Roth

Named for Dr M. Rohde (1782–1812), a German botanist.

Perennial, ascending-rhizomatous herbs. Leaves several, broadly linear-lanceolate. Flowers bell-shaped, spreading, radially symmetrical, sessile. Inflorescence a dense bracteate spike.Tepals 6, fused basally, lobes incurved. Stamens 6, attached to tepal tube. Ovary superior. Fruit a red berry. Seeds ovoid, yellow-brown.

Sometimes cultivated in southern Australia.

1 species from China and Japan.

The rosettes of leaves along the stout ascending rhizomes and the dense spikes of fleshy flowers with incurved lobes.

Source: Conran, J. (2005). Convallariaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Asparagaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Rohdea japonica (Thunb.) Roth