Maianthemum bifolium (L.) F.W.Schmidt

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Asparagales (42)

        Family: Asparagaceae (28) (family description)

          Genus: Maianthemum (1)

           Epithet: bifolium (L.) F.W.Schmidt (1)

Synonyms: Bifolium cordatum G.Gaertn., B.Mey. & Scherb., Convallaria bifolia L., Convallaria cordifolia (Moench) Stokes, Convallaria monophylla Oeder, Convallaria quadrifida Lam., Maianthemum cordifolium Moench, Maianthemum nipponicum Nakai, Maianthemum smilacinum Montandon, Monophyllon lobelii Delarbre, Sciophila convallarioides Wibel, Smilacina bifolia (L.) Ker Gawl., Smilacina cordifolia (Moench) Becker, Styrandra bifolia (L.) Raf., Styrandra petiolaris Raf., Unifolium bifolium (L.) Greene, Unifolium quadrifidum (Lam.) All., Valentinia bifolia (L.) Baill.

bifolia => two-leafed

bifolium => two-leafed

convallarioides => resembling Convallaria

cordatum => heart-shaped, as of leaves having the stalk at the notched end

cordifolia => with heart-shaped leaves

cordifolium => with heart-shaped leaves

monophylla => one-leaved

nipponicum => from Japan

petiolaris => having petioles, not sessile, distinctly petiolate

quadrifida => with four parts, the division extending at least half way e.g. corolla

quadrifidum => with four parts, the division extending at least half way e.g. corolla

smilacinum => resembling Smilax

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

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