Acorus L.
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 324. 1753. (1 May 1753)
  • Sweet-flag [Latin form of Greek akoron, presumably an ancient plant name]


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Acorus L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000000350. Accessed on: 09 Dec 2019'

General Information

Morphological characters and geographical distribution are the same as those of the family.

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    Herbs, wetlands or rocky stream banks, when bruised or broken producing pleasant and distinctive aromatic odor. Leaves bright green; sheathing base 2-facial (proximal part of leaf); distal part of leaf 1-facial, flattened in median rather than transverse plane; prominent veins 1--6, parallel along length of leaf. Inflorescences solitary. Flowers: tepals light brown; anthers yellow, introrse; ovariesy green. Fruits light brown to reddish with darker streaks. Seeds embedded in mucilage. x = 12.

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    "Characters of the family. 2, the other Asian."

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    Literature

    SELECTED REFERENCES

    Motley, T. J. 1994. The ethnobotany of sweet flag, Acorus calamus (Araceae). Econ. Bot. 48: 397--412. Packer, J. G. and G. S. Ringius. 1984. The distribution and status of Acorus (Araceae) in Canada. Canad. J. Bot. 62: 2248--2252. Thompson, S. A. 1995. Systematics and Biology of the Araceae and Acoraceae of Temperate North America. Ph.D. dissertation. University of Illinois. Urbana-Champaign.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Sweet-flag [Latin form of Greek akoron, presumably an ancient plant name]

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    Acoraceae
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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Flora of North America Association
    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
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    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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