Epimedium L.
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 117. 1753. (1 May 1753)

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Epimedium L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000013613. Accessed on: 24 Jun 2021'

General Information

Herbs, perennial, deciduous or evergreen. Rhizome sympodial, short or horizontally creeping, stout. Stems solitary or caespitose, glabrous, squamate at base. Leaves basal or cauline, simple or compound; petioles of basal leaves longer than those of cauline; leaflets ovate, ovate-lanceolate, or suborbicular, basally cordate, lateral lobes asymmetric, with outer basal lobe longer than inner, usually spiny on margin, apex acute or acuminate. Flowering stem leafless or with 1-4 leaves, opposite or rarely alternate. Inflorescence simple or compound, with terminal raceme or panicle, few or many flowered, glabrous or glandular. Flowers dimerous. Sepals 8 in 2 whorls; inner sepals petaloid. Petals 4, flat, or saccate and prolonged outward into nectariferous pouches or spurs shorter or longer than sepals. Stamens 4, opposite petals; filaments glabrous; anthers dehiscing by 2 oblong valves, curling upward; pollen grains elliptic, smooth, with 3 longitudinal furrows. Ovary with parietal placentation; ovules 6-15; style slender; stigma slightly dilated. Capsule loculicidal. Seeds with conspicuous fleshy aril. 2n = 12.

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    • Included Species


      • 1 Sp. Pl. 1: 117. 1753. (1 May 1753)

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      World Flora Online Data. 2017.
      • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
      Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
      '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.
      • B Missouri Botanical Garden
      World Flora Online consortium
      World Flora Online Data. 2018.
      • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).