Conium

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Conium
Conium.jpg
Conium maculatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Subfamily: Apioideae
Genus: Conium
L.
Species
19th-century illustration of Conium maculatum

Conium (/kˈn.əm/ or /ˈkniəm/) is a genus of plants in the carrot family. The number of acceptable species has been debated; we follow The Plant List[1] in accepting the 4 species listed at the right.[2] One species (C. maculatum) is native to the Mediterranean, while the other three are from southern Africa.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Plant List, search for Conium
  2. ^ "No good reasons appear to have been advanced for maintaining the southern African representatives of this genus as a separate species (C. chaerophylloides), and accordingly it is here reduced to synonymy.""Flora Zambesiaca volume:4 part:0 (1978) Umbelliferae by M. L. Gonçalves". eFloras. Kew.