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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Hosta

plantain lily

Hierarchical position of the Genus Hosta

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Liliopsida Brongn.
pub. Enum. Pl. Mus. Paris: xv, 17. 12 Aug 1843.
common name: Monocots
   Subclassis  Liliidae J.H. Schaffn.
pub. Ohio Naturalist 11: 413. Dec 1911.
   SuperOrdo  Lilianae Takht.
pub. Sist. Filog. Cvetk. Rast.: 473. Jan-Mar 1967.
   Ordo  Agavales Hutch.
pub. Fam. Fl. Pl. 2: 14, 149. 1934.
   Familia  Hostaceae B. Mathew
pub. Kew Bull. 43: 302. Jun 1988.
   Genus  Hosta Tratt.
pub. (1812)
common name: plantain lily

Named members of the Genus Hosta

   Species  japonica (Houtt.) Voss, non Tratt.
syn. Hosta lancifolia
   Species  lancifolia Engl.
common name: narrowleaf plantain lily
   Species  plantaginea (Lam.) Aschers.
common name: fragrant plantain lily
   Species  ventricosa (Salisb.) Stearn
common name: blue plantain lily

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.


For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed October 31, 2004   


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