Streptopus streptopoides

(Ledebour) Frye & Rigg
N.W. Fl., 109. 1912.
Basionym: Smilacina streptopoides Ledebour Fl. Ross. 4: 128. 1853
Synonyms: Kruhsea streptopoides (Ledebour) Kearney Streptopus brevipes Baker Streptopus streptopoides subsp. brevipes (Baker) Calder & Roy L. Taylor Streptopus streptopoides var. brevipes (Baker) Fassett
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 146. Mentioned on page 143, 145.

Plants from slender, creeping rhizome. Stems simple, 1–2 dm, glabrous, nodes coarsely fringed-ciliate. Leaves 3–5.5 × 1.5–2 cm; blade ovate-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, base rounded, apex acute to acuminate; peduncle bearing 1 flower per axil, 5–10 mm including pedicel, entire structure slender. Flowers 1–5; perianth rotate; tepals recurved at tips, wine-colored with yellowish green apex, oblong-lanceolate, 3–5 mm, apex acuminate; stamens 1.5–2 mm; anthers 1 mm, apex minutely apiculate; style bulbous-conical, 0.5 mm; stigma unlobed. Berries orangish red, globose, 5–6 mm. Seeds 2.5 mm. 2n = 16, 54.

Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Dense, damp coniferous forests
Elevation: 0–1600 m


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Alta., B.C., Alaska, Idaho, Oreg., Wash., e Asia.


The North American plants, usually referred to var. brevipes (N. C. Fassett 1935), differ from the typical Asiatic ones in lacking leaf-margin ciliation (F. H. Utech and S. Kawano 1975, 1976b; H. Takahashi 1976).

Selected References


Lower Taxa


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Frederick H. Utech +
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Smilacina streptopoides +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Alaska +, Idaho +, Oreg. +, Wash. +  and e Asia. +
0–1600 m +
Dense, damp coniferous forests +
Flowering summer. +
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Kruhsea streptopoides +, Streptopus brevipes +, Streptopus streptopoides subsp. brevipes +  and Streptopus streptopoides var. brevipes +
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