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:


    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Tanzania (Mafia Island)
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Comoros, Madagascar

    • CHINA: China [Xizang, Yunnan]

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar, Thailand (n.)
    • MALESIA: Indonesia [Java, Lesser Sunda Islands]


  1. Graham, S. A. 1995. Systematics of Woodfordia (Lythraceae) Syst. Bot. 20:496.
  2. 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.
  3. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  4. 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.


Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 19 June 2018.