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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Cimicifuga

black cohosh
black snakeroot

Hierarchical position of the Genus Cimicifuga

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Ranunculopsida Brongn.
pub. Enum. Pl. Mus. Paris: xxvi, 96. 12 Aug 1843.
   Subclassis  Ranunculidae Takht. ex Reveal
pub. Novon 2: 235. 1992.
   SuperOrdo  Ranunculanae Takht. ex Reveal
pub. Novon 2: 236. 1992.
   Ordo  Ranunculales Dumort.
pub. Anal. Fam. Pl.: 44. 1829.
   Subordo  Ranunculineae Bessey in C.K. Adams
pub. Johnson's Universal Cyclop. 8: 460. 1 Nov 1895.
   Familia  Ranunculaceae Juss.
pub. Gen. Pl.: 231. 4 Aug 1789, nom. cons.
common name: Buttercups
   Subfamilia  Cimicifugoideae Arn.
pub. Encycl. Brit., ed. 7, 5: 95. 9 Mar 1832.
   Tribus  Cimicifugeae (Arn.) Torr. & A. Gray
pub. Fl. N. Amer. 1(1): 34. Jul 1838.
   Subtribus  Cimicifuginae Benth. & Hook.f.
pub. Gen. Pl. 1: 3. 7 Aug 1862.
   Genus  Cimicifuga Wernisch.
pub. (1763)
common name: bugbane

Named members of the Genus Cimicifuga

   Species  americana Michx.
common name: mountain bugbane, American bugbane
   Species  arizonica S. Wats.
common name: Arizona bugbane
   Species  cordifolia Pursh
syn. Cimicifuga racemosa
   Species  elata Nutt.
common name: tall bugbane
   Species  laciniata S. Wats.
common name: Mt. Hood bugbane
   Species  racemosa (L.) Nutt.
common name: black cohosh, squawroot, black snakeroot, bugwort
   Varietas  cordifolia (Pursh) Gray p.p.
syn. Cimicifuga racemosa
   Species  rubifolia Kearney
common name: Appalachian bugbane

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.


For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed October 31, 2004   


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