genus Colchicum


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Related to genus Colchicum: Colchicum autumnale
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Noun1.genus Colchicum - chiefly fall-blooming perennial cormous herbsgenus Colchicum - chiefly fall-blooming perennial cormous herbs; sometimes placed in family Colchicaceae
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
autumn crocus, Colchicum autumnale, meadow saffron, naked lady - bulbous autumn-flowering herb with white, purple or lavender-and-white flowers; native to western and central Europe
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1), a natural alkaloid isolated from plants of the genus Colchicum. And lots of its analogues are potent antimitotic poisons, anti-inflammatory properties, and suppressors of tumor proliferation [1-3].
On the other hand, given that the genus Colchicum is a member of the Liliaceae, the distribution of colchicine in other members of the same evolutionary advanced monocotyledonous family in the same order (Liliales) and same division (Angiosperm) is not unexpected on chemotaxonomic grounds.