Taxon: Anoda cristata (L.) Schltdl.

Genus: Anoda
Family: Malvaceae
  Subfamily: Malvoideae
      Tribe: Malveae
Nomen number: 3508
Place of publication: Linnaea 11:210. 1837
Name Verified on: 05-Jan-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte, - Baja Sur, - Chihuahua, - Coahuila, - Durango, - Nuevo Leon, - San Luis Potosi, - Sinaloa, - Sonora, - Tamaulipas, - Zacatecas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, - Chiapas, - Colima, - Federal District, - Guanajuato, - Guerrero, - Hidalgo, - Jalisco, - Mexico, - Michoacan, - Morelos, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca, - Puebla, - Queretaro, - Tabasco, - Tlaxcala, - Veracruz, - Yucatan
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Cuba; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Puerto Rico; Trinidad and Tobago
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa - Gauteng
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - Queensland, - Western Australia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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Check other web resources for Anoda cristata (L.) Schltdl. :

  • 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:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image