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Short description: Genus of flowering plants

Specularia perfoliata 3.jpg
Triodanis perfoliata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Subfamily: Campanuloideae
Genus: Triodanis
Raf. ex Greene
  • Campylocera Nutt.
  • Dysmicodon (Endl.) Nutt.

Triodanis is a genus of flowering plants within the family Campanulaceae, native to North and South America.[1][2][3] Venus' looking-glass is a common name for plants in this genus.[4]

Species include:

  • Triodanis biflora (Ruiz & Pav.) Greene - small Venus' looking-glass - widespread across North America
  • Triodanis coloradoensis (Buckley) McVaugh - Colorado Venus' looking-glass - endemic to Texas despite the name
  • Triodanis holzingeri McVaugh - Holzinger's Venus' looking-glass - Great Plains plus Arizona and Tennessee
  • Triodanis lamprosperma McVaugh - Prairie Venus' looking-glass - southern Great Plains
  • Triodanis leptocarpa (Nutt.) Nieuwl. - Slimpod Venus' looking-glass - Great Plains
  • Triodanis perfoliata (L.) Nieuwl. - Clasping Venus' looking-glass - widespread across North and South America from Canada to Argentina; naturalized in China, Korea, Australia
  • Triodanis texana McVaugh - Texas Venus' looking-glass - endemic to Texas


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Species
  2. Lammers, T.G. (2007). World checklist and bibliography of Campanulaceae: 1-675. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  3. Biota of North America Program, 2013 county distribution maps
  4. "Triodanis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 

External links

Wikidata ☰ Q4463141 entry