Taxon: Anamirta cocculus (L.) Wight & Arn.

 
Genus: Anamirta
Family: Menispermaceae
Nomen number: 3069
Place of publication: Prodr. fl. Ind. orient. 446. 1834
Name Verified on: 26-Sep-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 06-Sep-2005
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: source of picrotoxin (fide Import Medicinal Pl; CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: fish (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(2):73. 2001)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(2):73. 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Java, - Lesser Sunda Islands, - Moluccas, - Sumatra, - Irian Jaya; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
    • North Indian Ocean: India - Andaman and Nicobar

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Farnsworth, N. R. & D. D. Soejarto Global importance of medicinal plants (unpublished draft manuscript rev. 23, 1988) (Import Medicinal Pl)
  • Janick, J. & J. Simon, eds. Advances in new crops. 1990 (Adv New Crops)
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. 1948- (F Males)
  • Valkenburg, J. L. C. H. van & N. Bunyapraphatsara, eds. 2001. Medicinal and poisonous plants 2 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(2):73-75.
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Anamirta cocculus (L.) Wight & Arn. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.