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Actaea racemosa

Actaea racemosa , Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Ranunculales

Familia: Ranunculaceae
Subfamilia: Ranunculoideae
Tribus: Cimicifugeae
Genus: Actaea
Sectio: Actaea sect. Actaea
Species: Actaea racemosa
Varietates: A. r. var. dissecta – A. r. var. racemosa

Actaea racemosa L., Sp. Pl. 1: 504 (1753).

Cimicifuga racemosa (L.) Nutt., Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 2: 15 (1818).
Macrotrys racemosa (L.) Sweet, Hort. Brit.: 9 (1826).
Thalictrodes racemosa (L.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 4 (1891).
see Actaea racemosa var. racemosa


Actaea racemosa Gilib., 1782, nom. illeg. = Actaea spicata
Actaea racemosa Walter ex Steud., 1840, nom. illeg. = Trautvetteria caroliniensis

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Eastern Canada
Regional: North-Central U.S.A.
Illinois, Missouri.
Regional: Northeastern U.S.A.
Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia.
Regional: Southeastern U.S.A.
Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, District of Columbia.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus I: 504. Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Actaea racemosa in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Oct 12. Reference page. 2021. Actaea racemosa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Oct 12.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Actaea racemosa. Published online. Accessed: 12 Oct 2021.
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. . Actaea racemosa. Accessed: 12 Oct 2021.
Hassler, M. 2021. Actaea racemosa. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Oct 12. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Actaea racemosa in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Trauben-Silberkerze
suomi: Tähkäkimikki

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