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Zigadenus nuttallii

Zigadenus nuttallii (A. Gray) S. Watson

nuttall's deathcamas

Zigadenus nuttallii (Nuttall's Deathcamas)
image by Sorrie, Bruce A.
NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: ZINU
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Zigadenus nuttallii
GENUS: Zigadenus
FAMILY: LILIAC - Liliaceae (Lily Family)

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USDA Symbol: ZINU
USDA Common Name: Nuttall's Deathcamas
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AR, KS, LA, MO, OK, TN, TX)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

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Liliaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Lily Family)
SUMMARY: As here interpreted narrowly, the Liliaceae constitutes about 11 genera and 550 species, of the Northern Hemisphere. There has been much investigation and re-interpretation of evidence regarding the upper-level taxonomy of the Liliales, with strong suggestions that the broad Liliaceae recognized by Cronquist (1981) is artificial and polyphyletic. Cronquist (1981) himself concurs, at least to a degree: we still await a comprehensive reorganization of the lilies into several families more comparable to other recognized families of angiosperms. Dahlgren & Clifford (1982) and Dahlgren, Clifford, & Yeo (1985) synthesized an early phase in the modern revolution of monocot taxonomy. Since then, additional research, especially molecular (Duvall et al. 1993, Chase et al. 1993, Bogler & Simpson 1995, and many others more recently), has strongly validated the general lines (and many details) of Dahlgrens arrangement.
REFERENCE: Chen et al. (2013); Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (1998, 2003, 2009); Tamura in Kubitzki (1998a). [also see AGAVACEAE, ALLIACEAE, ALSTROEMERIACEAE, AMARYLLIDACEAE, ASPARAGACEAE, COLCHICACEAE, HELONIADACEAE, HEMEROCALLIDACEAE, HOSTACEAE, HYACINTHACEAE, HYPOXIDACEAE, MELANTHIACEAE, NARTHECIACEAE, RUSCACEAE, SMILACACEAE, THEMIDACEAE, TOFIELDIACEAE, TRILLIACEAE, XEROPHYLLACEAE]
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Zigadenus Michaux 1803 (Death-camas)
SUMMARY: As redefined, a monotypic genus of se. North America. A molecular systematics study by Zomlefer et al. (2001) gives strong support to a treatment recognizing Zigadenus as monotypic (Zigadenus glaberrimus), Anticlea (including for our area the former Zigadenus elegans ssp. glaucus), Stenanthium (including for our area Stenanthium spp. and the former Zigadenus densus and Z. leimanthoides). Zigadenus (as redefined) has a chromosome number of 2n=54 (Zomlefer, McKain, & Rentsch 2014), unique in the family.
REFERENCE: Zomlefer (1997)=Z; Tamura in Kubitzki (1998a); Zomlefer et al. (2001); Schwartz in FNA (2002a); Zomlefer, McKain, & Rentsch 2014). [also see Anticlea, Stenanthium]
HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Zigadenus nuttallii in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Zigadenus nuttallii in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

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USDA: Find Zigadenus nuttallii in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Zigadenus nuttallii in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Zigadenus nuttallii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Zigadenus nuttallii

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Last Modified: 2017-07-02

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