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Taxon: Plumbago zeylanica L.

 
Genus: Plumbago
Family: Plumbaginaceae
Subfamily: Plumbaginoideae
Nomen number: 28879
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:151. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 19-Mar-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Mar-1996
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):411. 1999; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2); folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):411. 1999; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, [Cape Province, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal] Swaziland
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Mauritius, Reunion

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Yemen
    • CHINA: China [Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou (s.), Hainan, Sichuan, Yunnan]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales (n.e.), Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia]

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji, New Caledonia


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized (widely natzd.)

    Other (exact native range in paleotropics obscure)

References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  4. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore de la Nouvelle Caledonie et dependances. (F NCaled)
  5. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. Flores des Mascareignes. (F Mascar)
  6. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  7. Craib, W. G. & A. F. G. Kerr, eds. Florae siamensis enumeratio. (F Siam)
  8. Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. (F EthiopCuf)
  9. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  10. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  11. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. Flora of southern Africa. (F SAfr)
  12. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  13. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  14. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. (F Bhutan)
  15. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  16. Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. (L Aust)
  17. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  18. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  19. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  20. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  21. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):412.
  22. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  23. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  24. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. (F Males)
  25. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. (F VenGuay)
  26. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  27. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)
  28. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Plumbago zeylanica L. :


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?28879. Accessed 14 December 2018.