Taxon: Boerhavia coccinea Mill.

 
Genus: Boerhavia
Family: Nyctaginaceae
      Tribe: Nyctagineae
Nomen number: 446726
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Boerhavia no. 4. 1768
Name Verified on: 02-Aug-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Aug-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • hogweed  (Source: F PuertoR) - English
  • red spiderling  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • scarlet spiderling  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • hierba de la hormiga  (Source: F NAmer) - Spanish
  • hierba del cancer  (Source: F NAmer) - Spanish
  • mata pavo  (Source: F PuertoR) - Spanish
  • tostón  (Source: F PuertoR) - Spanish
  • yerba de puerco  (Source: F PuertoR) - Spanish
  • hong xi xin  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: (fide F PuertoR; F ChinaEng)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . exact native range obscure, as often combined with B. diffusa

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Djibouti; Ethiopia; Somalia
    • South Tropical Africa: Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, - Eastern Cape, - Northern Cape, - Gauteng, - Limpopo, - Mpumalanga; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Gambia; Ghana; Liberia; Mali; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Rwanda
    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Oman
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - Northern Territory, - Queensland, - South Australia, - Western Australia
  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, - Coahuila, - Durango, - Nuevo Leon, - San Luis Potosi, - Sinaloa, - Sonora, - Tamaulipas, - Baja Sur
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Florida, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Virginia
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, - Colima, - Guanajuato, - Hidalgo, - Jalisco, - Mexico, - Michoacan, - Morelos, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca, - Puebla, - Queretaro, - Veracruz, - Yucatan, - Federal District
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Nevada
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

    . widely natzd.

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