Plant Genera


Family Code: ROSACE
Genus Code: ARUNC
Genus CN: aruncus
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of 2-3 species, perennial herbs, of temperate North America and Europe.
Genus Identification: Identification notes: Aruncus dioicus can be distinguished from the superficially closely similar Astilbe biternata by the following characteristics: trichomes of foliage not glandular (vs. glandular in Astilbe), stamens 20 (vs. 10), carpels 3-4 (vs. 2), seeds < 1.5-2 mm long (vs. ca. 4 mm long), terminal leaflets usually unlobed (vs. terminal leaflets usually trilobed).
Genus References: Mellichamp in FNA (2014); Robertson (1974)=Z; Kalkman in Kubitzki (2004).
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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