Taxon: Asclepias curassavica L.

 
Genus: Asclepias
Family: Apocynaceae
  Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
      Tribe: Asclepiadeae
        Subtribe: Asclepiadinae
Nomen number: 4469
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:215. 1753
Name Verified on: 23-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Jan-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 7 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Harmful organism host: crop diseases (fide WorldWeeds 85. 1997)
  • Harmful organism host: crop pests (fide WorldWeeds 85. 1997)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Econ Pl Aust)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed; Econ Pl Aust)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . exact native range in Americas obscure

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Sur, - Nuevo Leon, - San Luis Potosi, - Sinaloa, - Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, - Chiapas, - Colima, - Guanajuato, - Guerrero, - Hidalgo, - Jalisco, - Mexico, - Michoacan, - Morelos, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca, - Puebla, - Queretaro, - Quintana Roo, - Tabasco, - Veracruz, - Yucatan
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Bermuda; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles - Saba; Puerto Rico; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Virgin Islands (British); Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • : Africa
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Thailand
    • Malesia: Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Malaysia; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Northern America

    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida, - Louisiana
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau
    • South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; New Caledonia; Samoa; Tonga; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Southern America

    • Western South America: Ecuador - Galapagos Islands

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image