Prodr. Fl. Nepal., 210. 1825 ,
e North America, e Asia (Japan and China into the Himalayas and southwards to New Guinea).
Species ca. 24 (1 in the flora).
Astilbe japonica (C. Morren & Decaisne) A. Gray has been reported (1891 in Rhode Island, 1945 in New York) as spreading from cultivation; it probably has not naturalized. Aside from being much to the north of the range of A. biternata, it is much smaller, 15–80 cm tall; has cuneate-oblanceolate leaflets that are rarely lobed or cleft; and has perfect flowers with the petals longer than the stamens. Petals can be pink to purplish in A. japonica versus white in A. biternata. There are many garden hybrids and cultivars involving several species of southeastern Asian Astilbe species.
|Author||T. Lawrence Mellichamp +|
|Authority||Buchanan-Hamilton ex D. Don +|
|Common name||False goatsbeard or spiraea + and feather-tree +|
|Distribution||e North America + and e Asia (Japan and China into the Himalayas and southwards to New Guinea). +|
|Etymology||Greek a-, without, and stilbo, sheen, alluding to foliage otherwise resembling that of Aruncus +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Barbara Alongi +|
|Publication title||Prodr. Fl. Nepal., +|
|Source xml||https://firstname.lastname@example.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V8/V8 257.xml +|
|Taxon family||Saxifragaceae +|
|Taxon name||Astilbe +|
|Taxon parent||Saxifragaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 8 +|