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Actaea rubra f. neglecta

 

White-fruited Red Baneberry

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassMagnoliidaeIncludes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others
OrderRanunculalesBasal (evolved earlier) eudicots, also called “true dicots”
FamilyRanunculaceaeButtercup family
GenusActaeaFrom ancient Greek, signifying a wet habitat and its leaves’ similarity to Sambucus leaves
Speciesrubra“Red,” because this species normally produces red berries
f.neglecta“Neglected”—perhaps because this rare variant is overlooked

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Actaea rubra f. neglecta description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 8 Jan 2011.

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Actaea rubra (White-fruited Red Baneberry)

6/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm)

Actaea rubra (White-fruited Red Baneberry)

6/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)