Genus Helleborus L.
Род 289 (2). КУКУРЯК —HELLEBORUS L.¹
Sp. PI. ed. 1 (1753) 557; Gen. PI. ed. 5 (1754) 244.
Fam: Ranunculaceae Juss.
Genus: Helleborus L.
English Name: Hellbores
Perennial herbs. The stems erect, thick, at the base often stiffen. Leaves palm-like; the shares lance, sharp- jagged, on top pointed. The flowers are large, single or collected in shimmering inflorescences. The leaflets of the perianth 5, wide oval, paniculate. Nectarines 8 - 12, considerably shorter than the perigon, short funnel. The stamens are numerous. Carpophors 3 - 8 in number, seated and at the base most often coagulated. Fruit leaflets with lots of seeds. Polinating by insects. Propagate with seeds.
¹ Developed by N. Stoyanov.
From „Флора на НР България”, том IV, БАН, София, (1970)
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Commonly known as hellebores /ˈhɛlɪbɔərz/, the Eurasian genus Helleborus consists of approximately 20 species of herbaceous or evergreen perennial flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, within which it gave its name to the tribe of Helleboreae. The scientific name Helleborus derives from the Greek name for H. orientalis, ἑλλέβορος helléboros, from elein "to injure" and βορά borá "food". Many species are poisonous. Despite names such as "winter rose", "Christmas rose" and "Lenten rose", hellebores are not closely related to the rose family (Rosaceae).
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The genus Helleborus is in the family Ranunculaceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).
Statistics are at the end of the page.
From “The Plant List” - www.theplantlist.org/browse/A/Ranunculaceae/Helleborus/
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References: „Флора на НР България”, том IV, БАН, София, (1970), Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, “The Plant List” - www.theplantlist.org/browse/A/Ranunculaceae/Helleborus/
Distribution in Bulgaria: (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.
Genus Helleborus L. is presented in Bulgaria by one only species:
Helleborus odorus Waldst. et Kit. - Fragrant hellebore
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