Taxon: Pedalium murex L.

 
Genus: Pedalium
Family: Pedaliaceae
Nomen number: 431293
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:1123. 1759
Name Verified on: 27-Feb-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Sep-2005
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Djibouti; Somalia
    • South Tropical Africa: Mozambique
    • West Tropical Africa: Ghana; Nigeria; Togo
    • Western Indian Ocean: Comoros; Madagascar
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Yemen
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Hooker, J. D. Flora of British India. 1872-1897 (F BritInd)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

Check other web resources for Pedalium murex L. :

  • 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.

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