Plant Genera


Family Code: MELANT
Genus Code: AMIAN
Genus CN: amianthium
Genus Authority: A. Gray
Genus Summary: A monotypic genus, an herb of temperate e. North America. Zomlefer et al. (2001) confirm that Amianthium should be treated as a monotypic genus. Amianthium has a chromosome number of 2n=32 (Zomlefer & Smith 2002). Like other members of the family, it produces very toxic alkaloids.
Genus References: Zomlefer (1997a)=Z; Zomlefer & Judd (2002)=Y; Utech in FNA (2002a); Tamura in Kubitzki (1998a).
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