Taxon: Hamamelis virginiana L.

 
Genus: Hamamelis
Family: Hamamelidaceae
Subfamily: Hamamelidoideae
Tribe: Hamamelideae
Subtribe: Hamamelidinae
Nomen number: 311636
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:124. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 30-Oct-1990 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 34 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • witch-hazel  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • café du diable  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • hamémelis  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • hamamélis  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • amerikansk trollhassel  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Gene sources: graft stock ()
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff (as astringent in pharmacy fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; Hortus 3; Pl Book)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [New Brunswick (e.), Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma (http://www.biosurvey.ou.edu/shrub/havi4.htm), Wisconsin]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama (e.), Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee (http://tenn.bio.utk.edu/vascular/database/vascular-database.asp?CategoryID=Dicots&FamilyID=Hamamelidaceae&GenusID=Hamamelis&SpeciesID=virginiana), Virginia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas]


    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. Bisset, N. G., ed. Herbal drugs and phytopharmaceuticals. A handbook for practice on a scientific basis. 1994 (Herbal Drugs)
  3. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  4. Ernst, W. R. 1963. The genera of Hamamelidaceae and Platanaceae in the southeastern United States J. Arnold Arbor. 44:193-210.
  5. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  7. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  8. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  9. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  10. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  12. Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  13. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  14. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  15. Meyer, F. G. et al. A catalog of cultivated woody plants of the southeastern United States. 1994 (L CultWPl SE US)
  16. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)

Check other web resources for Hamamelis virginiana L. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Hamamelis virginiana cultivars
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: 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?311636. Accessed 26 April 2018.