Taxon: Mandragora officinarum L.

 
Genus: Mandragora
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Nomen number: 23342
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:181. 1753
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Typification:
Name Verified on: 11-May-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Dec-2006
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed13)
  • Medicines: source of scopolamine (fide Chem Amazon 8-18. 1995; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey (s.w.)

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Former Yugoslavia (w.), Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily)
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: Portugal, Spain


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

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. Cordell, G. A. 1995. Natural products as medicinal and biological agents (Chem Amazon) 8-18.
  3. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  4. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  5. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  6. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  7. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  8. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  9. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  10. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  11. Ungricht, S. et al. 1998. A revision of the genus Mandragora (Solanaceae) Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. London, Bot. 28(1):30-33.
  12. Uphof, J. C. T. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. (Dict Econ Pl)

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Images:

  • 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?23342. Accessed 21 April 2018.