Arthropodium cirratum

Species

Arthropodium cirratum

Etymology

Arthropodium: From the Greek words arthron 'joint' and pous 'foot', referring to the jointed floral foot stalks.
cirratum: curled

Common Name(s)

Renga lily, Rengarenga, Rock lily

Current Threat Status

2012 - Not Threatened

Previous Threat Status

2009 - Not Threatened
2004 - Not Threatened

Authority

Arthropodium cirratum (Forst.f.) R.Br.

Family

Asparagaceae

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

Synonyms

Anthericum cirratum Forst.f.

Main Flower Colour

White

Other Flower Colour

Black

Threats

Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 44

Endemic Taxon

Yes

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No

Where To Buy

Common in cultivation, though in recent years it has been somewhat superseded by A. bifurcatum (which is less prone to snail and slug damage).

References and further reading

Thorsen, M. J.; Dickinson, K. J. M.; Seddon, P. J. 2009. Seed dispersal systems in the New Zealand flora. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 2009 Vol. 11 No. 4 pp. 285-309

This page last updated on 17 Feb 2017

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