Taxon: Cinchona pubescens Vahl

 
Genus: Cinchona
Family: Rubiaceae
  Subfamily: Cinchonoideae
      Tribe: Cinchoneae
Nomen number: 10570
Place of publication: Skr. Naturhist.-Selsk. 1:19, t. 2. 1790
Name Verified on: 18-May-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 18-May-1998
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 37 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (bitter for tonic water & alcoholic beverages fide Ency CNatIn; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Gene sources: graft stock for quinine (fide Pl Res SEAs, A:85. 1989)
  • Gene sources: potential gene source for yellow cinchona (hybridizes fide F Ecuador)
  • Materials: wood (fide Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):204. 1999; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: (fide Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; Panama - Chiriqui
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Western South America: Ecuador - Galapagos Islands

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Andersson, L. 1998. A revision of the genus Cinchona (Rubiaceae-Cinchoneae) Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 80:30.
  • Bisset, N. G., ed. Herbal drugs and phytopharmaceuticals. A handbook for practice on a scientific basis. 1994 (Herbal Drugs)
  • Blumenthal, M., ed. The complete German Commission E monographs: therapeutic guide to herbal medicines. 1998 (German CommE Monog)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Encarnación, F. Nomenclatura de las especies forestales comunes en el Perú. 1983 (Trees Peru)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. Flora of Ecuador. 1973- (F Ecuador)
  • Janick, J. & J. Simon, eds. Advances in new crops. 1990 (Adv New Crops)
  • Lasser, T., ed. Flora de Venezuela. 1964- (F Venez)
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):204.
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Soukup, J. 1973. Las Rubiaceas del Peru, sus generos y lista de especies (Biota) 9:325.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • Van Wyk, B.-E. & M. Wink Medicinal plants of the world. 2004 (Med Pl World)
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Westphal, E. & P. C. M. Jansen, eds. 1989. A selection (Pl Res SEAs) A:83.
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. 1943-1980 (F Panama)
  • Yen, Kun-Ying Illustrated Chinese materia medica: crude drugs. 1980 (Ill Chin Mat Med CrD)

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image