Taxon: Nasturtium officinale W. T. Aiton

 
Genus: Nasturtium
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
      Tribe: Cardamineae
Nomen number: 25072
Place of publication: Hortus kew. ed. 2, 4:110. 1812
Comment: R. Brown is considered to have authored the Brassicaceae in Aiton's Hortus kew. ed. 2 (see TL-2 Suppl. III: 141), but with no indication of this in the work itself Aiton is author of new names therein (Melbourne ICN Art. 46, Note 3, but see Ex. 23)
Name Verified on: 10-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 11 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (fide F Eur ed2)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2, as Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum)
  • Weed: (fide Weeds SAfr 2001, as Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum)

Distributional Range:

    Uncertain:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores

  • Native:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Ireland; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    • South Tropical Africa: Mozambique; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Lesotho; South Africa
    • West Tropical Africa: Mali; Niger
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Rwanda; Sao Tome and Principe; Zaire
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Nepal; Sri Lanka
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • : Canada; Mexico; United States
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. Croix
    • Central America: Guatemala; Nicaragua
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Ecuador; Peru

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