Actaea racemosa

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Actaea racemosa


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 racemosa
Varietates: A. r. var. dissecta – A. r. var. racemosa



Actaea racemosa L., Sp. Pl. 1: 504 (1753).


  • Homotypic
    • Cimicifuga racemosa (L.) Nutt., Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 2: 15 (1818).
    • Macrotrys racemosa (L.) Sweet, Hort. Brit.: 9 (1826).
    • Thalictrodes racemosa (L.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 4 (1891).
  • Heterotypic




Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Eastern Canada
      • Ontario.
    • Regional: North-Central U.S.A.
      • Illinois, Missouri.
    • Regional: Northeastern U.S.A.
      • Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia.
    • Regional: Southeastern U.S.A.
      • Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, District of Columbia.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Vernacular names

Deutsch: Trauben-Silberkerze
suomi: Tähkäkimikki
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