Medeola virginiana

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Medeola virginiana
Medeola virginiana


Taxonavigation: Liliales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Liliaceae
Subfamilia: Medeoloideae
Genus: Medeola
Species: Medeola virginiana



Medeola virginiana L., 1753.

Typus: USA: Virginia. Without data, Kalm s.n. (lectotype: LINN 468.1). Lectotypified by Reveal, in C. E. Jarvis et al., Regnum Veg. 127: 65. 1993.


  • Gyromia acuminata Raf., Autik. Bot.: 125. 1840.
  • Gyromia cuneata Raf., Autik. Bot.: 125. 1840.
  • Gyromia virginica (Christm.) Nutt., Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 1: 238. 1818.
  • Gyromia virginica var. picta Nutt., Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 1: 238. 1818.
  • Medeola verticillifolia Stokes, Bot. Mat. Med. 2: 325. 1812.
  • Medeola virginica Christm., Vollst. Pflanzensyst. 6: 389. 1790.


Native distribution areas:
Medeola virginiana
  • Northern America
    • Eastern Canada
      • New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Isle, Québec.
    • North-Central U.S.A.
      • Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin.
    • Northeastern U.S.A.
      • Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Islands, Vermont, West Virginia.
    • Southeastern U.S.A.
      • Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, District of Columbia.

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



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Vernacular names


English: Indian cucumber

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