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  1. Actaea, genus Actaeanoun



  1. actaea

    Actaea is a genus of flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, commonly referred to as baneberry. The genus includes both herbaceous, perennial plants and shrubs and is known for its small white flowers and namesake toxic berries. Actaea is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.


  1. Actaea

    Actaea, commonly called baneberry or bugbane, is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Ranunculaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The genus is closely related to Cimicifuga and Souliea, and many botanists include those genera within Actaea based on combined evidence from DNA sequence data, similarity in biochemical constituents and on morphology; if included, the number of species in Actaea rises to 25-30. Other botanists reject this merger because only one group have fleshy fruit while the remainder have dry fruit. The genus is treated here in its broader sense. ⁕Actaea arizonica - Arizona bugbane ⁕Actaea asiatica ⁕Actaea pachypoda – White Baneberry, White Cohosh, Doll's Eyes ⁕Actaea racemosa – Black Cohosh, Black Bugbane ⁕Actaea rubra – Red Baneberry ⁕Actaea spicata – Baneberry, Herb Christopher The name Actaea alba Mill. is a confused one; although described as an American species, the illustration on which the description was based was actually a picture of the European A. spicata, and strictly, the name is therefore a synonym of the European species. Some texts however still treat A. pachypoda under this name.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Actaea

    A plant genus of the family RANUNCULACEAE. Cycloartanes have been found in the rhizomes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of actaea in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of actaea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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