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Taxon: Kalmia latifolia L.

 
Genus: Kalmia
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Ericoideae
Tribe: Phyllodoceae
Nomen number: 21115
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:391. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 15-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 15-May-1995
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 16 (14 active, 5 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals; mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Indiana (s.), Maine (s.), Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York (s.), Ohio (s. & c.), Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Delaware, Florida (n.w.), Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana (e.), Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee (http://tenn.bio.utk.edu/vascular/database/vascular-database.asp?CategoryID=Dicots&FamilyID=Ericaceae&GenusID=Kalmia&SpeciesID=latifolia), Virginia]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Britton, N. L. & A. Brown An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British possessions, ed. 3. (IllF N US Can)
  3. Clark, R. C. 1971. The woody plants of Alabama Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 58:219.
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  5. Ebinger, J. E. 1974. A systematic study of the genus Kalmia (Ericaceae) (Rhodora) 76:352.
  6. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  7. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  8. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  9. Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. (Kingsbury)
  10. Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. 1985 (Lampe & McCann)
  11. Luteyn, J. L. et al. 1996. Ericaceae of the southeastern United States (Castanea) 61:114.
  12. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Kalmia latifolia L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Kalmia latifolia cultivars
  • 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.

Images:

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

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?21115. Accessed 19 October 2018.