Taxon: Myrica gale L.

 
Genus: Myrica
Family: Myricaceae
Nomen number: 24842
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1024. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 21-Jul-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Jul-1995
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (beverage fide Econ Bot 50:122. 1996)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Krussmann)
  • Materials: potential as essential oils ()
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Non-vertebrate poisons: potential for disease vector control ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • RUSSIAN FAR EAST: Russian Federation [Kamchatka, Khabarovsk, Primorye, Sakhalin]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Hokkaido, Honshu (e.)] Korea, North

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Belgium, Germany (n.), Netherlands, Poland (n. & w.)
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Federation-European part [European part (n.w.)]
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (n. & w.), Portugal (w.), Spain (w.)

    Northern America
    • SUBARCTIC AMERICA: Canada, [Northwest Territory (s.), Yukon Territory] United States [Alaska]
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey (n.), New York, Ohio (Seneca Co. (extirpated?)), Pennsylvania (n.e.), Rhode Island, Vermont]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Minnesota (n.), Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Oregon (n.w.), Washington (w.)]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [North Carolina (w.)]


    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. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  3. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  4. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  5. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  6. Hitchcock, C. L. et al. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. (F Pacif NW)
  7. Hultén, O. E. G. Flora of Alaska and neighboring territories. (F AlaskaHult)
  8. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  9. Jalas, J. & J. Suominen Atlas florae europaeae. (Atlas Eur)
  10. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  11. Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  12. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  13. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  14. Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). (F JapanOhwi)
  15. Ownbey, G. B. & T. Morley Vascular plants of Minnesota: a checklist and atlas. 1991 (L Minn)
  16. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  17. Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  18. Seymour, F. The flora of New England. (F NEng)
  19. Simpson, M. J. A. et al. 1996. Past, present and future utilisation of Myrica gale (Myricaceae) Econ. Bot. 50:122-129.
  20. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  21. Voss, E. Michigan flora. (F Mich)
  22. Wilbur, R. L. 1994. The Myricaceae of the United States and Canada: genera, subgenera, and series (Sida) 16:104.

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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?24842. Accessed 21 May 2018.