Veratrum nigrum L.
  • L., Sp. Pl. : 1044 (1753)


This taxon is accepted by WCS higher taxonomy

General Description

Stems 50-100(-130) cm. Cauline leaves glabrous, the lower 10-25(-35) x 4-10(- 20) cm, broadly elliptical, becoming smaller and narrower above. Inflorescence a panicle, branched below, or a simple raceme. Pedicels 3-7 mm. Flowers 9-15 mm in diameter. Perianth segments 3.5-7 x 2.5-4 mm, elliptical to oblong- elliptical, reddish-brown to -black. Capsule glabrous.

Habitat

Scrub, wood margins and mountain meadows.

Distribution Map

 
  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Asia-Temperate China China North-Central
  • China South-Central
  • Inner Mongolia
  • Manchuria
  • Eastern Asia Korea
  • Middle Asia Kazakhstan
  • Mongolia Mongolia
  • Russian Far East Amur
  • Khabarovsk
  • Primorye
  • Siberia Altay
  • Buryatiya
  • Chita
  • Irkutsk
  • Krasnoyarsk
  • Tuva
  • West Siberia
  • Europe Eastern Europe Belarus
  • Central European Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Middle Europe Austria
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • Switzerland
  • Southeastern Europe Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Greece (Doubtful)
  • Italy
  • Romania
  • Yugoslavia
  • Southwestern Europe France

  Bibliography

  • 1 Grubov, V.I. (2001). Key to the Vascular Plants of Mongolia 1: 1-411. Science Publishers, Inc. Enfield, USA. Plymouth, U.K..
  • 2 Malyschev L.I. & Peschkova , G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 4: 1-238. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
  • 3 Zhengyi, W. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2000). Flora of China 24: 1-431. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • 4 Lee, W.T. (1996). Lineamenta Florae Koreae: 1-1688. Soul T'ukpyolsi: Ak'ademi Sojok.
  • 5 Kharkevich, S.S. (ed.) (1987). Plantae Vasculares Orientalis Extremi Sovietici 2: 1-448. Nauka, Leningrad.
  • 6 Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.
  • 7 Pavlov, N.V. (ed.) (1958). Flora Kazakhstana 2: 1-290. Alma-Ata, Izd-vo Akademii nauk Kazakhskoi SSR.
  • 8Heywood, V.H. Veratrum L. Flora Europaea 5, 16-17 (1980).

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WCS higher taxonomy
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