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Narthecium ossifragum[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Dioscoreales
Family: Nartheciaceae
Genus: Narthecium

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Narthecium is a genus of flowering plants. This genus was traditionally treated as belonging to the family Liliaceae, but the APG II system of 2003 placed it in the family Nartheciaceae.

The global distribution of the genus is widely disjunct, with species in Europe and the Mediterranean, Japan, the East Coast of the United States, and the West Coast of the United States.[2][3][4] Narthecium americanum is a candidate for listing under the federal Endangered Species Act in the United States.

  1. Narthecium americanum Ker Gawl. - North and South Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey
  2. Narthecium asiaticum Maxim. - Japan
  3. Narthecium balansae Briq. - Turkey, Caucasus
  4. Narthecium californicum Baker - California, southwestern Oregon
  5. Narthecium ossifragum (L.) Huds. - Scandinavia (including Faeroe Islands), British Isles, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium
  6. Narthecium reverchonii Celak. - Corsica
  7. Narthecium scardicum Košanin - Greece, Albania, Yugoslavia