Dracunculus (Araceae)

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Dracunculus vulgaris (type species)


Taxonavigation: Alismatales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Alismatales

Familia: Araceae
Subfamilia: Aroideae
Tribus: Areae
Genus: Dracunculus
Species: D. canariensis – D. vulgaris


Dracunculus Mill., Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4, Dracunculus. 1754.

  • Lectotype species (designated by Nicolson, Taxon 24(4): 467. 1975): Dracunculus vulgaris Schott, Melet. Bot. 1: 17. 1832.



Native distribution areas:
  • Europe
    • Southwestern Europe
      • Corse, Sardegna.
    • Southeastern Europe
      • Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Sicilia, Yugoslavia.
  • Africa
    • Northern Africa
      • Algeria.
    • Macaronesia
      • Canary Islands, Madeira.
  • Asia-Temperate
    • Western Asia
      • East Aegean Islands, Turkey.

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


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