Taxon: Symplocarpus foetidus (L.) Salisb. ex W. P. C. Barton

Genus: Symplocarpus
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Orontioideae
Nomen number: 400340
Place of publication: Veg. mater. med. U.S. 1:123. 1817
Link to protologue:
Comment: authorship fide S. Thompson, pers. comm. 1996
Name Verified on: 24-Nov-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Apr-2000
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; Lampe & McCann)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Heilongjiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation Khabarovsk, Primorye, Sakhalin
  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia


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  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Duncan, W. H. & J. T. Kartesz Vascular flora of Georgia: an annotated checklist. (L Georgia)
  • Eilers, L. J. & D. M. Roosa The vascular plants of Iowa. 1994 (L Iowa)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae). 2002 (L Araceae)
  • Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. (Kingsbury)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. 1985 (Lampe & McCann)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
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  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). (F JapanOhwi)
  • Ownbey, G. B. & T. Morley Vascular plants of Minnesota: a checklist and atlas. 1991 (L Minn)
  • Radford, A. E. et al. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. (F Carolin)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)


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