Toxicoscordion nuttallii

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Toxicoscordion nuttallii
Toxicoscordion nuttallii


Taxonavigation: Liliales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Melanthiaceae
Tribus: Melanthieae
Genus: Toxicoscordion
Species: Toxicoscordion nuttallii



Toxicoscordion nuttallii (A.Gray) Rydb., 1903


  • Homotypic
    • Amianthium nuttallii A.Gray in Ann. Lyceum Nat. Hist. New York 4: 123 (1837)
    • Anticlea nuttallii (A.Gray) Torr. in Pacif. Railr. Rep. Whipple, Bot. 4(5; 4): 144 (1857)
    • Leimanthium nuttallii (A.Gray) Hook. in Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 177 (1838)
    • Melanthium nuttallii (A.Gray) D.Dietr. in Syn. Plant. 2: 1206 (1840)
    • Zigadenus nuttallii (A.Gray) S.Watson in Botany [Fortieth Parallel]: 343 (1871)
  • Heterotypic
    • Helonias angustifolia Nutt. in Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n.s., 5: 154 (1835), nom. illeg.
    • Toxicoscordion texense Rydb. in J.K.Small, Fl. S.E. U.S.: 252 (1903)
    • Zigadenus texensis (Rydb.) J.F.Macbr. in Contr. Gray Herb. 53: 4 (1918)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southern Central USA
      • Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas
    • Regional: Southeastern USA
      • Louisiana

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



Primary references


Additional references

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2011. World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Reference page

Vernacular names

English: Nuttall's death camas, death camas, poison camas
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