Actaea pachypoda

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Actaea pachypoda


Taxonavigation: Ranunculales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Ranunculales

Familia: Ranunculaceae
Subfamilia: Ranunculoideae
Tribus: Cimicifugeae
Genus: Actaea
Sectio: Actaea sect. Actaea
Species: Actaea pachypoda


Actaea pachypoda Elliott, Sketch. Bot. S. Carolina. 2: 15. 1821.


  • Actaea alba var. microcarpa (DC.) G.Don, Gen. Hist. 1: 65. 1831.
  • Actaea brachypetala var. microcarpa DC., Syst. Nat. 1: 385. 1817.
  • Actaea pachypoda f. microcarpa (DC.) Fassett, Trans. Wisconsin Acad. Sci. 38: 196. 1948.



This species has been named A. alba L. by several American authors. However, that name is a synonym to A. spicata (Fernald, 1940).


  • Fernald, M. L. 1940. What is Actaea alba? Rhodora 42: 260–265.
  • Flora of North America (2008). 'eFloras. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. 2009 Aug 29 [1].

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Doll's-eyes, White Baneberry