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