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Tofieldia pusilla
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Tofieldiaceae
Genus: Tofieldia
Type species
Tofieldia palustris   [1]
Synonyms [2]
  • CymbaDulac
  • AsphodelirisMöhring ex Kuntze
  • NartheciumGérard 1761, rejected name, not Huds. 1762 (Nartheciaceae)
  • HeriteriaSchrank
  • HebeliaC.C.Gmel.
  • ConradiaRaf.
  • LeptilixRaf.

Tofieldia is a small genus of flowering plants described as a genus in 1778. [3] [4] It is widespread across much of Europe, Asia, and North America. [2] [5] [6] [7]

Tofieldia was once placed in the lily family, but now generally included in the newer family Tofieldiaceae. The genus sometimes includes species of genus Triantha . Tofieldia are rhizomatous perennial herbs with spikes or racemes of lily-like flowers.

The name Tofieldia commemorates the British botanist Thomas Tofield. [5]

Species [2]
  1. Tofieldia calyculata (L.) Wahlenb. - much of Europe from Spain to Ukraine
  2. Tofieldia cernua Sm. - Siberia + Russian Far East
  3. Tofieldia coccinea Richardson - Russia, Mongolia, China, Japan, Korea, Alaska, Canada
  4. Tofieldia divergens Bureau & Franch. - China (Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan)
  5. Tofieldia furusei (Hiyama) M.N.Tamura & Fuse - Honshu
  6. Tofieldia glabra Nutt. - North and South Carolina
  7. Tofieldia himalaica Baker - Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh
  8. Tofieldia × hybrida A.Kern. ex Asch. & Graebn. - Austrian and Italian Alps
  9. Tofieldia nuda Maxim. - Honshu, Kyushu
  10. Tofieldia okuboi Makino - Japan, Kuril Islands
  11. Tofieldia pusilla (Michx.) Pers. - Subarctic + Subalpine Europe, Asia and North America
  12. Tofieldia thibetica Franch. - Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan
  13. Tofieldia yoshiiana Makino - Korea, Japan

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