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Leontice leontopetalum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Berberidaceae
Genus: Leontice
Type species
Leontice leontopetalum

Leontopetalon Miller.

Leontice is a group of perennial, tuberous herbs in the Berberidaceae described as a genus by Linnaeus in 1753.[4][3][5]

Accepted species[6]

  1. Leontice armeniaca Belanger - Armenia, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon
  2. Leontice ewersmanni Bunge - Central Asia
  3. Leontice incerta Pall.- Xinjiang, Kazakhstan
  4. Leontice leontopetalum L. - eastern Mediterranean to Central Asia


  1. ^ lectotype designated by Hitchcock, Prop. Brit. Bot. 146 (1929).
  2. ^ Tropicos, Leontice L.
  3. ^ a b Flora of China Vol. 19 Page 800 囊果草属 nang guo cao shu Leontice Linnaeus
  4. ^ Linnaeus, Carl von. 1753. Species Plantarum 1: 312 in Latin
  5. ^ Gabriele Gresser, Peter Bachmann, Ludger Witte, F.-C. Czygan. 1993. Distribution and taxonomic significance of quinolizidine alkaloids in Leontice leontopetalum and L. ewersmannii (Berberidaceae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 21: 679–685
  6. ^ The Plant List, search for Leontice

External links

  • Tela Botanica, Le réseau de la botanique francophone, Leontice leontopetalum L. in French
  • Cretan Flora, Leontice leontopetalum L.
  • Flowers in Israel, Leontice leontopetalum L.
  • Red Book, endangered species, Armenia, Leontice armeniaca Boiv.
  • Montarano Nature Photography, Leontice ewersmanni Bunge, photo from Uzbekistan
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