Taxon: Legousia speculum-veneris (L.) Chaix

 
Genus: Legousia
Family: Campanulaceae
  Subfamily: Campanuloideae
Nomen number: 401727
Place of publication: D. Villars, Hist. pl. Dauphiné 1:338. 1786
Comment: Chaix contributed the "Plantae Vapincenses" portion of this work, from p. 309-377
Name Verified on: 18-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Jul-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

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
    • Caucasus: Georgia; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Belgium; Germany; Netherlands
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Czech Republic; Germany; Slovakia
    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

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

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