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Taxon: Harpagophytum procumbens (Burch.) DC. ex Meisn.

 
Genus: Harpagophytum
Family: Pedaliaceae
Nomen number: 18252
Place of publication: Pl. vasc. gen. 2:298. 1840
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 01-Jul-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: source of harpagoside; source of harpagoside; source of harpagoside; source of harpagoside

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa [Free State, Northern Cape, Limpopo, North-West]


References:

  1. American Herbal Products Association. 1992. Herbs of commerce
  2. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  3. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Harpagophytum+procumbens&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  5. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  6. Gibbs Russell, G. E. et al. 1985, 1987. List of species of Southern African plants, ed. 2. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa Note: v. 51. 1985; v. 56. 1987
  7. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2
  8. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  9. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  10. Stewart, K. M. & D. Cole. 2005. The commercial harvest of devil's claw (Harpagophytum spp.) in southern Africa: the devil's in the details. J. Ethnopharmacol. 100:225-236.

Check other web resources for Harpagophytum procumbens (Burch.) DC. ex Meisn. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?18252. Accessed 20 September 2019.