Taxon: Woodfordia fruticosa (L.) Kurz

Genus: Woodfordia
Family: Lythraceae
Nomen number: 42056
Place of publication: J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 40:56. 1871
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-Jun-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Aug-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Syst Bot 20:489-490. 1995; Herbs Commerce ed2; Ayurveda Ency, as W. floribunda; Biodiv Conserv 13:459. 2004)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Tanzania
    • Western Indian Ocean: Comoros ; Madagascar
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Xizang, Yunnan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh ; Bhutan ; India ; Nepal ; Pakistan ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Myanmar ; Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia Java, Lesser Sunda Islands


  • Graham, S. A. 1995. Systematics of Woodfordia (Lythraceae) Syst. Bot. 20:496.
  • Kala, C. P. et al. 2004. Prioritization of medicinal plants on the basis of available knowledge, existing practices and use value status in Uttaranchal, India Biodivers. & Conservation 13:459.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)


Check other web resources for Woodfordia fruticosa (L.) Kurz :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.