Taxon: Hippomane mancinella L.

Genus: Hippomane
Family: Euphorbiaceae
  Subfamily: Euphorbioideae
      Tribe: Hippomaneae
        Subtribe: Hippomaninae
Nomen number: 19174
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1191. 1753
Name Verified on: 16-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 16-May-1995
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; Lampe & McCann)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia


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