Taxon: Clidemia hirta (L.) D. Don

 
Genus: Clidemia
Family: Melastomataceae
Nomen number: 10919
Place of publication: Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 4:309. 1823
Name Verified on: 06-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

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Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Human food: fruit (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide F Guat; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
  • Southern America

    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Southern South America: Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. in paleotropics

    Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas (Pl Invasion) 255-267.
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually). (State Noxweed Seed)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i. 1990 (F Hawaii)
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)

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