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Conium maculatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Subfamily: Apioideae
Genus: Conium

Conium (/kˈn.əm/ or /ˈkniəm/) is a genus of plants in the carrot family. The number of acceptable species has been debated; The Plant List accepts four species.[1][2] One species, C. maculatum, is native to the Mediterranean, while the other three are from southern Africa.[1]

File:Conium maculatum - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-191.jpg
19th-century illustration of Conium maculatum


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Plant List, search for Conium
  2. "No good reasons appear to have been advanced for maintaining the southern African representatives of this genus as a separate species (C. chaerophylloides), and accordingly it is here reduced to synonymy.""Flora Zambesiaca volume:4 part:0 (1978) Umbelliferae by M. L. Gonçalves". eFloras. Kew.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>