Taxon: Liriope spicata (Thunb.) Lour.

Genus: Liriope
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Nomen number: 22388
Place of publication: Fl. cochinch. 1:201. 1790
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 13-Mar-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Dec-2000
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan Honshu, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indo-China: Vietnam

  • Cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Missouri Botanical Garden Flora of China Checklist (on-line resource). (L China)
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). (F JapanOhwi)
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Liriope spicata (Thunb.) Lour. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.