Narthecium

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Narthecium
Narthecium ossifragum.png
Narthecium ossifragum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Dioscoreales
Family: Nartheciaceae
Genus: Narthecium
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species

Narthecium americanum
Narthecium asiaticum
Narthecium californicum
Narthecium ossifragum

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 - 1 species in Asia, 1-5 species in Europe (see Narthecium ossifragum and 2 species in North America. Narthecium americanum is a candidate for listing under the federal Endangered Species Act in the United States.