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2. Actaea L., Sp. Pl. 504. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5:568. 1754; Boiss., Fl. Or. 1:96.1967; Hook.f. & Thoms. In Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:29.1872; Huth in Engl., Bot. Jahrb. 16:306.1893; Shipchinskii in Komarov, Fl. URSS. 7:79.1937; Qureshi & Chaudhri in Pak. Syst. 4(1-2): 5. 1988.


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


National Herbarium, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Perennials. Leaves pinnately divided. Flowers arranged in short racemes. Perigonium Formed by 3-5 small petaloid sepals. Nectaries (petals) 4, rarely more or up to 10. Stamens numerous. Fruit a berry formed by a single carpel. Seed single.

A small genus of 4-5 species widely distributed throughout Europe, extra-tropical Asia and N. America. Represented in Pakistan by 1 species.

Lower Taxon

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