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Taxon: Veratrum album L.

 
Genus: Veratrum
Section: Veratrum
Family: Melanthiaceae
Tribe: Melanthieae
Nomen number: 41134
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1044. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 14-Feb-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 6 (4 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental
  • Medicines: source of protoveratrines A & B
  • Non-vertebrate poisons:
  • Vertebrate poisons:
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation, [Dagestan] Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation [Buryatia, Gorno-Altay, Tuva, Yakutia-Sakha, Altay, Krasnoyarsk, Chita, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Kurgan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Tyumen]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan
    • MONGOLIA: Mongolia (n.)
    • RUSSIAN FAR EAST: Russian Federation [Amur, Magadan]
    • CHINA: China [Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu (n.)]

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Finland (n.e.), Norway (n.)
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland (s.e.), Slovakia, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Lithuania, Russian Federation-European part, [European part] Ukraine
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia, Greece, Italy, Romania, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France, Portugal, Spain


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Alm, T. 2002. Norwegian and Sámi ethnobotany of Veratrum album (Melanthiaceae). Sida 20:611-619.
  3. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) Note: four books on weeds worldwide in scope
  4. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  5. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  7. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  8. Farnsworth, N. R. & D. D. Soejarto. 1988. Global importance of medicinal plants (unpublished draft manuscript rev. 23)
  9. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  10. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Veratrum+album&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  11. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  12. Hess, H. E. et al. 1976. Flora der Schweiz, ed. 2.
  13. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  14. Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada.
  15. Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. 2000-. Flora of Siberia (English translation)
  16. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2 Note: mentions
  17. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  18. Mathew, B. 1989. A review of Veratrum. Plantsman 11:39-41.
  19. Pignatti, S. 1982. Flora d'Italia.
  20. Šourková, M. 1988. Veratrum flavum - a forgotten species. Novit. Bot. Univ. Carol. 4:59-66.
  21. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  22. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.
  23. Zomlefer, W. B. 1997. The genera of Melanthiaceae in the southeastern United States. Harvard Pap. Bot. 2:165.

Check other web resources for Veratrum album L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=41134. Accessed 8 July 2020.