Genus: Melanthium L.

Usually considered a synonym of: Veratrum L.

 
Family: Melanthiaceae
Alternate family(ies): Liliaceae
Genus number: 7416
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: a rejected (nom. rej.), heterotypic synonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.4 & App. III) of Veratrum L., nom. cons.\; 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.
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America.. (F NAmer)
  • Kubitzki, K., ed. The families and genera of vascular plants.. (Kubitzki)
  • Zomlefer, W. B. 1997. The genera of Melanthiaceae in the southeastern United States. Harvard Pap. Bot. 2:133-177.
  • 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.
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Check Index Nomninum Genericorum for Melanthium
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomygenus.aspx?id=7416. Accessed 14 November 2018.