Genus: Actaea

Actaea pachypoda

By Steven D. Glenn

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 01/25/2013

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Key to the species of Actaea

1. Pedicel thick, bright red in fruit; berries white...Actaea pachypoda

1. Pedicel thin, dull green or brown in fruit; berries red...Actaea rubra

List of Actaea Species

References to Actaea

  • Compton, J. A.; Culham, A. 2004. Neotypification of Actaea pachypoda Elliot (Ranunculaceae). Taxon 53: 163-165.
  • Gleason, H. A. 1944. Actaea alba versus Actaea pachypoda. Rhodora 44: 146-148.
  • Hoffmann, M. H. 1999. The phylogeny of Actaea (Ranunculaceae): a biogeographical approach. Pl. Syst. Evol. 216: 251-263.
  • Keener, C. S. 1977. Studies in the Ranunculaceae of the southeastern United States. VI. Miscellaneous genera. Sida 7: 1-12.
  • Magnarelli, L. A. 1983. Nectar sugars and caloric reserves in natural populuations of Aedes canadensis and Aedes stimulans Diptera Culicidae. Environmental Entomology 12: 1482-1486.
  • Pellmyr, O. 1985. The pollination biology of Actaea pachypoda and A. rubra (including A. erythrocarpa) in northern Michigan and Finland. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 112: 265-273.
  • Piper, J. K. 1986. Germination and growth of bird-dispersed plants effects of seed size and light on seedling vigor and biomass allocation. Amer. J. Bot. 73: 959-965.
  • Prantl, K. 1888. Beitroge zur Morphologie und Systematik der Ranunculaceen. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 9: 225-73. (In German)
  • Smith, G. H. 1927. Vascular anatomy of Ranalian flowers, - I. Ranunculaceae. Bot. Gaz. 82: 1-29.
  • Sobey, D. G.; Barkhouse, P. 1977. The structure and rate of growth of the rhizomes of some forest herbs and dwarf shrubs of the New Brunswick-Nova Scotia border region. Canad. Field-Naturalist 91: 377-83.
  • Webster, C. R.; Parker, G. R. 2000. Evaluation of Osmorhiza claytonii (Michx.) C.B. Clarke, Arisaema triphyllum (L.) Schott, and Actaea pachypoda Ell. as potential indicators of white-tailed deer overabundance. Natural Areas Journal 20: 176-188.