Genus: Veratrum L.

Family: Melanthiaceae
Alternate family(ies): Liliaceae
Genus number: 12678
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 2 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons.) against the heterotypic synonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.4 & App. III) Melanthium L., nom. rej.\; Thunberg (Diss. Melanthio 1797) was the first to merge Veratrum and Melanthium, adopting Melanthium, so this name has priority if the two are synonymized without conservation of Veratrum

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Barrie, F. R. 2011. Report of the General Committee: 11. (Taxon) 60:1213.
  • Brummitt, R. K. 2011. Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants: 63. (Taxon) 60:1206.
  • Mathew, B. 1989. A review of Veratrum. (Plantsman) 11:35-61.
  • Zomlefer, W. B. et al. 2003. An overview of Veratrum s.l. (Liliales: Melanthiaceae) and an infrageneric phylogeny based on ITS sequence data. Syst. Bot. 28:250-269.
  • Zomlefer, W. B. et al. 2010. (1928) Proposal to conserve the name Veratrum against Melanthium (Melanthiaceae). (Taxon) 59:644-645.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):

Subdivisions of Veratrum L.:

Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Veratrum
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 26 March 2019.