Lysichiton camtschatcensis

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Lysichiton camtschatcensis, Nekrasovka, Sakhalin, Russia


Taxonavigation: Alismatales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Alismatales

Familia: Araceae
Subfamilia: Orontioideae
Genus: Lysichiton
Species: Lysichiton camtschatcensis



Lysichiton camtschatcensis (L.) Schott, 1857


  • Basionym
    • Dracontium camtschatcense L., Sp. Pl. 2: 968 (1753).
      • Typus: deposited in LINN.
      • Type locality: 'Sibiria.'
  • Homotypic
    • Pothos camtschaticus Spreng., Syst. Veg. 3: 767 (1826), nom. superfl.
    • Arctiodracon camtschatcensis (L.) A.Gray, Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts, n.s., 6: 409 (1859).
  • Heterotypic
    • Dracontium camtschaticum Spreng., Syst. Veg. 5: 248 (1828), orth. var.
    • Symplocarpus kamtschaticus Bong., Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg, Sér. 6, Sci. Math. 2: 168 (1832).
    • Lysichiton camtschaticus Schott, Gen. Aroid.: t. 91 (1858), orth. var.
    • Arctiodracon japonicum A.Gray, Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts, n.s., 6: 409 (1859).
      • Type locality: [Japan. Hokkaido:] Hakodadi [= Hakodate].
    • Lysichiton japonicus (A.Gray) Schott ex Miq., Cat. Mus. Bot. Lugd.-Bat.: 96 (1870).
    • Lysichiton album Makino, J. Jap. Bot. 7: 15 (1931).
    • Lysichiton camtchatcensis var. japonicus (A.Gray) Makino, Ill. Fl. Nippon: 778 (1940), as 'Lysichiton camtschatense Schott var. japonicum Makino.'


Native distribution areas:

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Additional references

  • Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Tomus II. Pp. 561–1200, [1–30, index], [1, err.]. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae [Stockholm]. BHL Reference page
  • Gray, A. 1858. Diagnostic Characters of New Species of Phænogamous Plants, collected in Japan by Charles Wright, Botanist of U. S. North Pacific Exploring Expedition. (Published by Request of Captain John Rodgers, Commander of the Expedition.) With Observations upon the Relations of the Japanese Flora to that of North America, and of other Parts of the Northern Temperate Zone. Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Science, new series 6(2): 377–452. BHL Reference page
  • Makino, T. 1940. 牧野日本植物圖鑑 [An Illustrated Flora of Nippon, with the Cultivated and Naturalized Plants]. pp. i–xx, 1–1070, pls. I–IX, i–cxliii. Tokyo: Hokuryūkan. (Japanese) Makino Botanical Garden. Reference page

Vernacular names

Deutsch: Weiße Scheinkalla
English: Asian Skunk-cabbage
日本語: ミズバショウ
русский: Лизихитон камчатский
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