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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Solanales
Familia: Solanaceae
Subfamilia: Solanoideae
Genus: Hyoscyamus
Species: H. albus - H. aureus - H. muticus - H. pusillus - H. niger - H. reticulatus


Hyoscyamus L., Sp. Pl. 1: 179. 1753


* International Plant Names Index

Vernacular names
Русский: Белена
Svenska: Bolmörtssläktet

Hyoscyamus is a small genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The eleven species it contains are known generally as the henbanes.

Selected species

* Hyoscyamus albus L. – White Henbane
* Hyoscyamus aureus L. – Golden Henbane
* Hyoscyamus muticus L. – Egyptian Henbane
* Hyoscyamus niger L. – Black Henbane
* Hyoscyamus pusillus L.
* Hyoscyamus reticulatus L.[2]

A poisonous Eurasian plant (Hyoscyamus niger) having an unpleasant odor, sticky leaves, and funnel-shaped greenish-yellow flowers. It is a source of the drug hyoscyamine.

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/henbane#ixzz1D6S86ArJ


1. ^ "Hyoscyamus L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2009-09-01. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/genus.pl?5957. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
2. ^ "Species Records of Hyoscyamus". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/splist.pl?5957. Retrieved 2010-04-29.

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