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North America, Asia (Japan).
Species 3 (2 in the flora).
Achlys is of particular interest because of its amphi-Pacific disjunction. Despite the 8000 km or more disjunction, the taxa are remarkably similar in morphology, ecology, and karyology. Japanese populations are diploid; American populations are diploid and tetraploid.
Two species are recognized in this treatment; some researchers prefer to treat them as varieties. In the Californian portion of the range, some field botanists believe the two taxa are sufficiently morphologically distinct to be called species; farther north these differences are reportedly less apparent.
|Author||R. David Whetstone +, T.A. Atkinson + and Daniel D. Spaulding +|
|Authority||de Candolle +|
|Distribution||North America + and Asia (Japan). +|
|Etymology||Greek Achlus, a god of night +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Publication title||Syst. Nat. +|
|Publication year||1821 +|
|Reference||fukuda1967a + and fukuda1970a +|
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|Taxon family||Berberidaceae +|
|Taxon name||Achlys +|
|Taxon parent||Berberidaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 3 +|