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Taxon: Aconitum lycoctonum L.

Genus: Aconitum
Family: Ranunculaceae subfamily: Ranunculoideae tribe: Delphinieae
Nomen number: 401434
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:532. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Comment: non Aconitum lycoctonum auct. (= A. lycoctonum subsp. vulparia (Rchb.) Nyman)
Name verified on: 10-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 28-Jan-2007
No species priority site assigned.


See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • badgersbane   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English   [Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. lycoctonum]
  • wolf's-bane   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • wolfsbane   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English   [Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. lycoctonum]
  • wolfsbane   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English   [Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. vulparia]
  • acônito   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005 [as A. vulparia]) – Portuguese (Brazil)   [Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. vulparia]
  • alpstormhatt   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan [s.e.]; Kyrgyzstan [e.]
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    China: China - Heilongjiang [w.], Liaoning [n.w.]
    Northern Europe: Finland; Norway; Sweden [n.]
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France




Check other web resources for Aconitum lycoctonum L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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