Taxon: Araujia sericifera Brot.

 
Genus: Araujia
Family: Apocynaceae
  Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
      Tribe: Asclepiadeae
        Subtribe: Oxypetalinae
Nomen number: 3841
Place of publication: Trans. Linn. Soc. London 12:62, t. 4-5. 1818 "sericofera" ("1817")
Name Verified on: 28-Mar-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Zander ed13; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide P. V. Bruyns, pers. comm. 1996; Invasive Pl Spec; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Minas Gerais, - Parana, - Rio de Janeiro, - Rio Grande do Sul, - Santa Catarina, - Sao Paulo
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Buenos Aires, - Corrientes, - Entre Rios, - Misiones, - Santa Fe; Paraguay - Alto Parana, - Guaira, - Itapua; Uruguay

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores, - Madeira Islands
    • Southern Africa: Lesotho; South Africa - Eastern Cape, - Gauteng, - KwaZulu-Natal, - North West, - Western Cape
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Austr. Capital Terr., - New South Wales, - Queensland, - South Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Georgia
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California

  • Cultivated:

    • :
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina

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)
  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. 1961- (F NZeal)
  • Angely, J. A. Flora analitica do Parana. 1965 (L Parana)
  • Angely, J. A. 1970. Flora analítica e fitográfica do Estado de São Paulo. 1970- (F Anal Sao Paulo)
  • Barton, J. 2008. The noose tightens for moth plant What's New Biol. Control Weeds 45:6-7.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Bruyns, P. V. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Farr, E. R. et al., eds. Index nomina genericorum. 1979; suppl. 1986 (ING)
  • Forster, P. I. & P. V. Bruyns 1992. Clarification of synonymy for the common moth-vine Araujia sericifera (Asclepiadaceae) (Taxon) 41:746-749.
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  • George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. 1980- (F Aust)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Hansen, A. & P. Sunding Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17. 1993 (L Macar ed4)
  • Henderson, L. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12. 2001 (Weeds SAfr 2001)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. 2008 (F ConoSur)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Kartesz, J. T. North American plant atlas. The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2011 (NAmer Pl Atlas)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. 1934-1964 (F USSR)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. 1965- (F SCatarin)
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur)
  • USDA/ARS INVADERS database system. The University of Montana (on-line resource). (Invaders Database)
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74. 1996, 1999 (L Argent)

Check other web resources for Araujia sericifera Brot. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • 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
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image