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Taxon: Legousia speculum-veneris (L.) Chaix

 
Genus: Legousia
Family: Campanulaceae
Subfamily: Campanuloideae
Nomen number: 401727
Place of publication: Pl. vapinc. 34. 1785; D. Villars, Hist. pl. Dauphiné 1:338. 1786
Link to protologue:
Comment: Chaix contributed the "Plantae Vapincenses" portion of Villars's 1786 work, from p. 309-377, which was published with independent pagination the year before (http://docnum.u-strasbg.fr/cdm/ref/collection/coll13/id/199982)
Name Verified on: 12-Jun-2019 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • large Venus's-looking-glass  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • miroir-de-Vénus  (Source: Zander Ency) - French
  • echter Frauenspiegel  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • venusspegel  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Zander ed13; T. G. Lammers, pers. comm. 1996)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Egypt

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Saudi Arabia
    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Georgia, Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]

    Europe
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily), Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain (incl. Baleares)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  3. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. 1974. The CIBA-GEIGY Weed Tables
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  5. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  6. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist.
  7. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR.
  8. Lammers, T. G. 2007. World checklist and bibliography of Campanulaceae.
  9. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica.
  10. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.

Check other web resources for Legousia speculum-veneris (L.) Chaix :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?401727. Accessed 23 July 2019.