Taxon: Chimaphila maculata (L.) Pursh

Genus: Chimaphila
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Monotropoideae
Tribe: Pyroleae
Nomen number: 428482
Place of publication: Fl. Amer. sept. 1:300. 1813
Link to protologue:
Comment: for date of this publication see Taxon 57:305. 2008
Name Verified on: 13-Nov-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Dec-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Mexico
    • Eastern Canada: Canada Ontario
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
  • Southern America

    • Central America: Costa Rica ; Guatemala ; Honduras ; Nicaragua ; Panama


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  • Browne, E. T. & R. Athey Vascular plants of Kentucky: an annotated checklist. 1992 (L Kentucky)
  • Chester, E. W. et al. Atlas of Tennessee vascular plants. (Atlas Tenn)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  • Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York. (F NE US)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Radford, A. E. et al. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. (F Carolin)
  • Rhoads, A. F. & T. A. Block The plants of Pennsylvannia. An illustrated manual. 2000 (F Penn)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  • Stone, W. The plants of southern New Jersey. 1973 (F SNJersey)
  • Wunderlin, R. P. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida. 1998 (F Florida)


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