Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link
  • Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 1: 343 (1821)
  • Large false Solomon’s-seal, false spikenard, Solomon’s-plume


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2023): Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000690499. Accessed on: 03 Feb 2023'

General Information

Plants terrestrial, to 12.5 cm. Rhizomes sympodial, cylindrical, units 30–40 cm × 8–14 mm, sometimes multiplied, roots scattered. Stems erect or arching, 7.5–12.5 dm × 7–9 mm. Leaves 7–12, sessile and clasping, or petiolate; blade elliptic to ovate, 9–17 × 5–8 cm; base rounded or tapered; apex acute or caudate. Inflorescences paniculate, 70–250-flowered, branches well developed, pyramidal. Flowers 3-merous; tepals inconspicuous, 0.5–1 × 0.5 mm; filaments 1 × 0.5 mm; anthers 0.5–1 mm; ovary globose, 1 mm wide; style 0.1–0.3 mm; stigma obscure; pedicel 0.5–1 × 0.5 mm. Berries green with copper spots when young, maturing to deep translucent red, globose or 3-lobed, 4–6 mm wide. Seeds 1–4, globose, 2.5–4 mm. 2n = 36, 72, 144.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Large false Solomon’s-seal, false spikenard, Solomon’s-plume

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    Tovariaceae
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    World Flora Online Data. 2021.
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    World Flora Online Consortium
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    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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