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Androcymbium melanthioides-IMG 6048.jpg
Androcymbium melanthioides
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Colchicaceae
Genus: Androcymbium
  • Cymbanthes Salisb.
  • Erythrostictus Schltdl.
  • Plexinium Raf.

Androcymbium is a genus of perennial flowering plants first described as a genus in 1808.[2][3] It is native to Africa, southern Europe, the Middle East, and the Canary Islands. The genus has sometimes been included within Colchicum[4] but at present is recognised as a separate genus.[5]

It contains the following species:[5]


  1. ^ "WCSP". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  2. ^ Willdenow, Carl Ludwig von. 1808. Der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin Magazin für die neuesten Entdeckungen in der Gesammten Naturkunde 2: 21
  3. ^ Tropicos, Androcymbium Willd.
  4. ^ Manning, Forest & Vinnersten (2007) The genus Colchicum L. redefined to include Androcymbium Willd. based on molecular evidence. Taxon 56: 872-882.
  5. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Androcymbium