Taxon: Duranta erecta L.

 
Genus: Duranta
Family: Verbenaceae
Nomen number: 405771
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:637. 1753
Name Verified on: 13-Mar-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2008
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 14 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F Guianas; F Panama)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Baileya 23:180. 1996; Everist; Kingsbury, as D. repens; Lampe & McCann)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja California, - San Luis Potosi, - Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, - Federal District, - Hidalgo, - Jalisco, - Mexico, - Morelos, - Oaxaca, - Puebla, - Queretaro, - Tabasco, - Veracruz, - Yucatan
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Bahia, - Espirito Santo, - Minas Gerais, - Paraiba, - Rio de Janeiro, - Sao Paulo
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Cuba; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; Virgin Islands (British) - Virgin Gorda; Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. Thomas, - St. Croix
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Buenos Aires, - Chaco, - Entre Rios, - Formosa, - Misiones, - Santa Fe; Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador - Galapagos Islands, - El Oro, - Esmeraldas, - Loja, - Los Rios, - Manabi, - Pichincha; Peru - Cajamarca, - Cuzco, - Lambayeque, - Lima, - Piura, - Puno

  • Naturalized:

    • :
  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: Mayotte; Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Malesia: Papua New Guinea; Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Northern America

    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Guam; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Northern Mariana Islands
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; New Caledonia; Tonga

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult. in tropics & subtropics

References:

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  • 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)
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Bromley, G. L. R. 1984. Duranta repens versus D. erecta (Verbenaceae) Kew Bull. 39:803.
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Everest, S. L. Poisonous plants of Australia. 1981 (Everist)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. 1978- (F Veracruz)
  • Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. Flora of the Guianas. 1986- (F Guianas)
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  • Staples, G. W. & D. R. Herbst 1996. Nomenclatural changes affecting cultivated plants. I. (Baileya) 23:180.
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