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Taxon: Sceletium tortuosum (L.) N. E. Br.

 
Genus: Sceletium
Family: Aizoaceae
Subfamily: Mesembryanthemoideae
Nomen number: 452453
Place of publication: E. P. Phillips, Gen. S. Afr. fl. pl. 245. 1926
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 19-Nov-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide J Ethnopharmacol 119:342-355. 2008)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape]


References:

  1. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  2. Hartmann, H. E. K., ed. 2001. Illustrated handbook of succulent plants: Aizoaceae A-E & Aizoaceae F-Z F-Z:289-290.
  3. Van Wyk, B.-E. 2008. A broad review of commercially important southern African medicinal plants. J. Ethnopharmacol. 119:342-355. Note: = Mesembryanthemum tortuosum L.

Check other web resources for Sceletium tortuosum (L.) N. E. Br. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?452453. Accessed 23 August 2019.