Nicandra

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Nicandra
Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn.jpg
Nicandra physalodes
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Tribe: Nicandreae
Genus: Nicandra
Adans.[1]
Synonyms[1]
  • Calydermos Ruiz & Pav.

Nicandra is a genus of flowering plant in the family Solanaceae, native to western South America.[1] It was first described by Michel Adanson in 1763.[2] The genus is named for Greek poet Nicander of Colophon, who wrote about plants[3] – notably in his poem Alexipharmaca, which treats of poisons and their antidotes.

As of March 2019, Plants of the World Online accepted three species:[1]

From 1763 until 2007, when Nicandra john-tyleriana was described,[4] the only species in the genus was Nicandra physalodes. A third species, Nicandra yacheriana, was described in 2010.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Nicandra Adans.", Plants of the World Online, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2019-03-28
  2. ^ "Plant Name Details for Nicandra Adans.", The International Plant Names Index, retrieved 2019-03-28
  3. ^ Nee, Michael (1993), "Nicandra", Jepson Manual, retrieved 2019-03-28
  4. ^ "Nicandra john-tyleriana S.Leiva", Plants of the World Online, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2019-03-28
  5. ^ "Nicandra yacheriana S.Leiva", Plants of the World Online, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2019-03-28