Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Veratrum Linnaeus. White-hellebore.

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A genus of about 30-55 species, herbs of temperate Northern Hemisphere. Zomlefer et al. (2003) proposed a broad Veratrum (including Melanthium), with the name Veratrum conserved against Melanthium (Zomlefer, Judd, & Gandhi 2010; Zomlefer 2012). A more in-depth molecular study (Kim et al. 2016) has Melanthium more closely related to Stenanthium and Anticlea.

Ref: Kim et al. (2016); McNeal & Shaw (2002) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2002a); Tamura In Kubitzki (1998a); Zomlefer (1997a); Zomlefer (2012); Zomlefer et al. (2003). Show full citations.

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