Taxon: Verbena brasiliensis Vell.

Genus: Verbena
    Section: Verbenaca
Family: Verbenaceae
Nomen number: 408277
Place of publication: Fl. flumin. 17. 1829 ("1825"); icon. 1: t. 40. 1831 ("1827")
Name Verified on: 26-Mar-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Aug-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: (fide Kew Bull 45:103. 1990)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Minas Gerais, - Parana, - Rio de Janeiro, - Rio Grande do Sul, - Santa Catarina, - Sao Paulo
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Mendoza, - Chaco, - Entre Rios, - Rio Negro; Chile - Coquimbo, - Santiago, - Valparaiso; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Peru - Cajamarca, - Cuzco, - Huanuco, - Junin, - La Libertad, - Lima, - Pasco

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Europe

    • : Europe; Mexico; United States
  • Northern America

    • : Europe; Mexico; United States


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  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
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  • 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 Verbena brasiliensis Vell. :

  • 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
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.


  • Fruiting heads: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image