Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the tribe Aconiteae — flowering plants in the buttercup family, with over 250 species.

Etymologies

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From Latin aconītum ("monk's hood, wolfsbane")

Examples

  • Leycesteria spp., and Lonicera spp., as well as tall grasses and herbs such as Aconitum, Delphinium, Geranium, and Thalictrum.

    Chin Hills-Arakan Yoma montane forests

  • The status of rare and endangered flora such as the populations of Saussurea obvallata, Meconopsis aculeata, Cypripedium cordigerum, Dactlyorhiza hatagirea, Aconitum spp. in permanent plots;

    Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, India

  • Nine species classified as rare in the Slovenian Red Data Book are also present and include Aconitum anthora, Cercis siliquastrum, Delphinium fissum, Euphrasia italica, Juniperus oxycedrus, Laburnum alschingeri; Orobanche hederae is found only in the Great Valley.

    Skocjan Caves Regional Park, Slovenia

  • These include Aconitum heterophyllum, A. falconeri, Arnebia benthamii, Dactylorhiza hatagirea, Gymnadenia orchides, Megacarpaea polyandra, Picrorhiza kurrooa, Podophyllum haxandrum and Taxus wallichiana.

    Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, India

  • The white monkshood (Aconitum reclinatum) is found in moist mountain woods and adjacent floodplains of Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and is endangered in the state (Wiegman, 1985, p. 57).

    Ecoregions of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia (EPA)

  • Of these plants, 5 out of 6 species globally threatened are not found in Nanda Devi National Park or elsewhere in Uttaranchal: Aconitum falconeri, A. balfouri, Himalayan maple Acer caesium, the blue Himalayan poppy Mecanopsis aculeate and Saussurea atkinsoni. 31 species are classified as nationally rare.

    Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, India

  • An Ethiopian of old seeing an European eat bread, wondered, quomodo stercoribus vescentes viverimus, how we could eat such kind of meats: so much differed his countrymen from ours in diet, that as mine [1446] author infers, si quis illorum victum apud nos aemulari vellet; if any man should so feed with us, it would be all one to nourish, as Cicuta, Aconitum, or Hellebore itself.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The grass layer includes: Milium effusum, Aconitum barbatum, A. volubile, Heracleum sibiricum, Calamagrostis epigeios, C. arundinacea, C. macilenta, and C. obtusata.

    Sayan montane conifer forests

  • At the highest altitudes (c. 3,000 m) the forests become shrubby, with the vegetation consisting of Hypericum patulum and Rhododendron burmanicum, and the herbaceous plants include Aconitum, Lactuca, Pedicularis, and Veronica.

    Chin Hills-Arakan Yoma montane forests

  • Companies utilizing this species find that deliveries invariably include three other Aconitum spp. that have to be removed, with an added cost to processing.

    3. India

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