Taxon: Guizotia abyssinica (L. f.) Cass.

 
Genus: Guizotia
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 18068
Place of publication: F. Cuvier, Dict. sci. nat. 59:248. 1829
Name Verified on: 10-Jun-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-Nov-2004
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 65 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: soil improver (fide PROTA4U)
  • Human food: oil/fat (fide PROTA4U)
  • Human food: pseudocereal (fide PROTA4U)
  • Animal food: fodder (as birdseed fide F Eur; Food Feed Crops US, for livestock feed)
  • Materials: lipids (seeds source of Niger seed oil fide Dict Econ Pl; F TE Afr)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide PROTA4U)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa - Gauteng, - Mpumalanga
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Croatia; Italy; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: Spain

  • Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Zambia
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Yemen
    • China: China
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; Bhutan; India; Nepal; Pakistan
    • Malesia: Malaysia
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia

  • Adventive:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Lebanon
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Netherlands; Poland
    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Arkansas, - Florida, - Maryland, - Tennessee, - Virginia
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • 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)
  • Baagoe, J. 1974. The genus Guizotia (Compositae): a taxonomic revision Bot. Tidsskr. 69:1-39.
  • Demilly, D. et al. Liste alphabétique des principales espèces de plantes cultivées et de mauvaises herbes. Noms latins et noms français, ed. 7. 2001 (L Noms French ed7)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Getinet, A. & S. M. Sharma 1997. Niger. Guizotia abyssinica (L.f.) Cass. (Prom Underused Crops) 5:1-59.
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. 1934-1964 (F USSR)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Mouterde, P. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie. 1966- (F Liban)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. 1993- (F India)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur)
  • Uphof, J. C. T. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. 1968 (Dict Econ Pl)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

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Images:

  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image