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Taxon: Welwitschia mirabilis Hook. f.

 
Genus: Welwitschia
Family: Welwitschiaceae
Nomen number: 42013
Place of publication: Gard. Chron. 1862:71. 1862 (Trans. Linn. Soc. London 24:7, t. 1-14. 1863)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 21-May-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola (w.)
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Namibia (w.)


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62
  3. CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource).
  4. Committee on Stabilization. 1975. Report of the standing committee on stabilization of specific names. Taxon 24:176.
  5. Dyer, R. A. & I. C. Verdoorn. 1972. Science or sentiment: the Welwitschia problem. Taxon 21:485-489.
  6. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. 1963-. Flora of southern Africa. Note: = Welwitschia bainesii (Hook. f.) Carrière
  7. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  8. Steyn, E. M. A. & G. F. Smith. 1999. Welwitschiaceae. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World. 3:2.

Check other web resources for Welwitschia mirabilis Hook. f. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Cone: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Scale: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?42013. Accessed 13 November 2019.