Convallaria majalis var. keiskei

Family Ruscaceae (also placed in Liliaceae)
Scientific name Convallaria majalis L. var. keiskei (Miquel) Makino
Synonyms Convallaria japonica L. f.; Convallaria keiskei Miquel var. trifolia Y. C. Chu et al.; Convallaria keiskei Miquel; Convallaria majalis L. subsp. manshurica (Komarov) Bordz; Convallaria majalis L. var. mandschurica Komarov
Common name (Japanese common name) suzu-ran (スズラン, 鈴蘭 [meaning: tiny bells orchid])
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu (mainly in Hokkaido)
(Other nations) Russia, Korea, China, Mongolia, Myanmar
Habitat Field
Chromosomal number 2n=38
Description Leaves twin, 10-17cm long, leaf sheath 8-20cm long. Scapes 16-25cm tall. Flowers pedicels 7-10mm long, bracts 5-6mm, white perianths ca. 1cm wide, flowering in May to June. Fruits red 6-8mm. Perennial plants.
Reference Convallaria majalis L. var. keiskei (Miq.) Makino
Convallaria majalis Linnaeus
Process for the isolation of convallatoxin acetonide (US Patent 3843627/1974)
Preparation for the application of agents in mini-droplets (US Patent 6165500/2000)
Delivery system for topical skin care agents (US Patent 6719740/2004)
Personal care compositions comprising liquid ester mixtures (US Patent 6762158/2004)
Method and topical formulation for treating headaches (US Patent 20060165812)
Cleansing compositions (US Patent 7074747/2006)
Topical treatment for dyshidrosis (pompholyx) and dry skin disorders (US Patent 7357950/2008)
Use of NA+/ K+-Atpase inhibitors and antagonists thereof (WIPO Patent WO/2006/044916)
Orally available light-independent antineoplastic compuunds (WIPO Patent WO/2008/002460)
Note Many authors may point that Convallaria keiskei Miquel has no obvious difference with Convallaria majalis L.

May 2007
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden
May 2007
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden
May 2007
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden

May 2007
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden