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Veratrum californicum

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Veratrum californicum (California corn lily, white or California false hellebore) is a poisonous plant native to mountain meadows at 3500 to 11,000 ft elevation in southwestern North America, the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains, and as far north as Alaska and as far south as Durango. [1]

14 relations: Alaska, Cyclopamine, Cyclopia, Durango, Elias Durand, Hedgehog signaling pathway, Holoprosencephaly, Jervine, List of poisonous plants, Maize, North America, Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevada (U.S.), Teratology.


Alaska (Alax̂sxax̂) is a U.S. state located in the northwest extremity of North America.

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Cyclopamine (11-deoxojervine) is a naturally occurring chemical that belongs in the family of steroidal alkaloids. It is a teratogen isolated from the corn lily (Veratrum californicum) that causes fatal birth defects.

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Cyclopia (also cyclocephaly or synophthalmia) is a rare form of holoprosencephaly and is a congenital disorder (birth defect) characterized by the failure of the embryonic prosencephalon to properly divide the orbits of the eye into two cavities.

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Durango, officially Free and Sovereign State of Durango (Estado Libre y Soberano de Durango) (Tepehuan: Korian) (Nahuatl: Tepēhuahcān), is a Mexican state.

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Elias Durand

Elias Durand (January 25, 1794 – August 15, 1873), born Élie Magloire Durand, was an American pharmacist and botanist.

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Hedgehog signaling pathway

The Hedgehog signaling pathway is a signaling pathway that transmits information to embryonic cells required for proper cell differentiation.

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Holoprosencephaly (HPE) is a cephalic disorder in which the prosencephalon (the forebrain of the embryo) fails to develop into two hemispheres.

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Jervine is a steroidal alkaloid with molecular formula C27H39NO3 which is derived from the plant genus Veratrum.

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List of poisonous plants

Poisonous plants are those plants that produce toxins that deter herbivores from consuming them.

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Maize (Zea mays subsp. mays, from maíz after Taíno mahiz), also known as corn, is a cereal grain first domesticated by indigenous peoples in southern Mexico about 10,000 years ago.

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North America

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.

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Rocky Mountains

The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America.

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Sierra Nevada (U.S.)

The Sierra Nevada (snowy saw range) is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin.

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Teratology is the study of abnormalities of physiological development.

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California corn lily, California false hellebore.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veratrum_californicum

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