Taxon: Turnera diffusa Willd.

 
Genus: Turnera
Family: Passifloraceae
  Subfamily: Turneroideae
Nomen number: 40777
Place of publication: J. A. Schultes, Syst. veg. 6:679. 1820
Comment: authorship verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 18-Jan-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-May-2009
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • damiana  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • Mexican-holly  (Source: Zander ed16) - English
  • thé bourrique  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • damiana de Guerrero  (Source: Econ Bot) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide HortScience 45:1895-1896. 2010)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Der Marderosian; CRC MedHerbs ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Sur, - Chihuahua, - Nuevo Leon, - San Luis Potosi, - Sinaloa, - Sonora, - Tamaulipas, - Zacatecas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, - Chiapas, - Colima, - Guanajuato, - Guerrero, - Hidalgo, - Jalisco, - Mexico, - Michoacan, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca, - Puebla, - Queretaro, - Quintana Roo, - Veracruz, - Yucatan
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Bahia, - Ceara, - Minas Gerais, - Pernambuco, - Rio Grande do Norte
    • Caribbean: Bahamas; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Haiti; Jamaica; Puerto Rico; Turks and Caicos Islands; Virgin Islands (British); Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Arbo, M. M. 2000. Estudios sistemáticos en Turnera (Turneraceae) II. Series Annulares, Capitatae, Microphyllae y Papilliferae (Bonplandia) 10:49-63.
  • Blumenthal, M., ed. The complete German Commission E monographs: therapeutic guide to herbal medicines. 1998 (German CommE Monog)
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. 1982 (F Bahamas)
  • Der Marderosian, A. & L. Liberti Natural product medicine: a scientific guide to foods, drugs, cosmetics. 1988 (Der Marderosian)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage. 2000 (Zander ed16)
  • Foster, S. & V. E. Tyler Tyler's honest herbal: a sensible guide to the use of herbs and related remedies, ed. 4. 1999 (Tyler Herbal)
  • Grellin, J. K. & J. Philpott A reference guide to medicinal plants. 1990 (RefGuide MedPl)
  • Hersch-Martinez, P. 1995. Commercialization of wild medicinal plants from. southwest Puebla, Mexico Econ. Bot. 49:197-206.
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
  • Meerow, A. W. et al. 2010. Turnera diffusa 'Luisa', a Drought-tolerant Small Shrub for Warm Climates (HortScience) 45:1895-1896.
  • Núñez Meléndez, E. Plantas medicinales de Puerto Rico: Folklore y fundamentos científicos. 1982 (Pl Med PR)
  • Peirce, A. The American Pharmaceutical Association practical guide to natural medicines. 1999 (Pract Guide Nat Med)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. 1964 (F SonorDes)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • Van Wyk, B.-E. & M. Wink Medicinal plants of the world. 2004 (Med Pl World)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wiggins, I. L. Flora of Baja California. 1980 (F Baja)

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