Hyoscyamus

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Hyoscyamus
Henbane1.JPG
Hyoscyamus niger
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Tribe: Hyoscyameae
Genus: Hyoscyamus
L.[1]
Species

11, see text

Hyoscyamus is a small genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The eleven species it contains are known generally as the henbanes. All of them are toxic.

Selected species[edit]

A poisonous Eurasian plant (Hyoscyamus niger) having an unpleasant odor, sticky leaves, and funnel-shaped greenish-yellow flowers. It is a source of the drug hyoscyamine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hyoscyamus L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2009-09-01. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Species Records of Hyoscyamus". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Hyoscyamus at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Hyoscyamus at Wikispecies