Taxon: Gillenia stipulata (Muhl. ex Willd.) Nutt.

Genus: Gillenia
Family: Rosaceae
  Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
      Tribe: Gillenieae
Nomen number: 417681
Place of publication: W.P.C. Barton, Veg. Mater. Med. U.S. 1: 71. 1817 "stipulacea" (H. Baillon, Hist. pl. 1:390. 1869)
  • • although regarded as such by some authors, Gillenia is not to be treated as a homonym of Gillena, according to Taxon 37:139. 1988
  • • see IPNI for authorship of this name
Name Verified on: 01-Dec-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 03-Feb-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • American-ipecac  (Source: F Mich) - English
  • Indian-physic  (Source: F GPlains) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Kansas, - Missouri, - Oklahoma
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana, - Michigan, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - West Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - Tennessee


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