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Aconitum  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 18411

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): monkshood [English]
    aconite [English]
    wolfsbane [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2011   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                            FamilyRanunculaceae  – buttercups, boutons d'or, crowfoot  
                               GenusAconitum L. – monkshood, aconite, wolfsbane  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Aconitum anthora L. – yellow monkshood 
                                  Species Aconitum X bicolor Schult. (pro. sp.) – twocolor monkshood 
                                  Species Aconitum carmichaelii Debeaux – Carmichael's monkshood 
                                  Species Aconitum columbianum Nutt. – Columbian monkshood 
                                  Species Aconitum delphiniifolium DC.  
                                  Species Aconitum ferox Wall. ex Ser. – Indian aconite 
                                  Species Aconitum fischeri Rchb. – Fischer monkshood 
                                  Species Aconitum lycoctonum L.  
                                  Species Aconitum maximum Pall. ex DC. – Kamchatka aconite 
                                  Species Aconitum napellus L. – Venus' chariot 
                                  Species Aconitum reclinatum A. Gray – trailing white monkshood 
                                  Species Aconitum uncinatum L. – southern blue monkshood 
                                  Species Aconitum variegatum L. – Manchurian monkshood 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Aconitum   
  Source: Ranunculaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Aconitum   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Aconitum   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Aconitum   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Whittemore, Alan T., and Bruce D. Parfitt / Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1997   
  Article/Chapter Title: Ranunculaceae Jussieu: Crowfoot Family   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Flora of North America North of Mexico, vol. 3: Magnoliophyta: Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae   
  Page(s): 85-271   
  Publisher: Oxford University Press   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-19-511246-6   
  Notes: The volumes are also reproduced online at and   
  Reference for: aconite[English], wolfsbane [English]   

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