Data mode


Sign up

Copy permalink to share

Melanthiaceae Batsch. Bunchflower Family.

Key to Melanthiaceae

A family of about 8 genera and 80 species, mostly temperate and northern hemisphere, but extending into South America (Peru). We here accept a narrower circumscription of Melanthiaceae (excluding Trilliaceae, Xerophyllaceae, Chionographidaceae, and Heloniadaceae) than currently traditional, based on the age, phylogeny, and morphological distinctiveness of the units (Kim, Kim, & Kim 2019).

Ref: Dahlgren, Clifford, & Yeo (1985); Kim et al. (2016); Kim, Kim, & Kim (2019); Tamura et al. (2004); Tamura In Kubitzki (1998a); Zomlefer (1996); Zomlefer (1997a); Zomlefer (2003); Zomlefer et al. (2001). Show full citations.

Show in key(s)

Show genera in Melanthiaceae

Your browser does not support SVGs

Hover over a shape, letter, icon, or arrow on the map for definition or see the legend. Data for arrows not developed for genera and families which may have species only occurring outside the flora area.

image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Anticlea | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Will Stuart | Zigadenus | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Edwin Bridges | Melanthium | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Will Stuart Jr. | Stenanthium | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Edwin Bridges | Veratrum viride | Original Image ⭷


See something wrong or missing on about Melanthiaceae? Let us know here: (Please include your name and email if at all complicated so we can clarify if needed.) We greatly appreciate feedback, and will include updates from you in our next webapp update, which can take a few months.

Cite as...