Taxon: Liriope spicata (Thunb.) Lour.

Genus: Liriope
Family: Asparagaceae
  Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Nomen number: 22388
Place of publication: Fl. cochinch. 1:201. 1790
Name Verified on: 13-Mar-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Dec-2000
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 4 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:

    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Bensky, D., A. Gamble, & T. J. Kaptchuk Chinese herbal medicine: Materia medica, rev. ed. 1993 (Chin Herb Med)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Keys, J. D. Chinese herbs: their botany, chemistry, and pharmacodynamics. 1976 (Chin Herbs)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Missouri Botanical Garden Flora of China Checklist (on-line resource). (L China)
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). 1965 (F JapanOhwi)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)
  • Yen, Kun-Ying Illustrated Chinese materia medica: crude drugs. 1980 (Ill Chin Mat Med CrD)

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.