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Taxon: Cardiospermum halicacabum L.

 
Genus: Cardiospermum
Family: Sapindaceae
Subfamily: Sapindoideae
Nomen number: 9014
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:366. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 12-Dec-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 4 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Equatorial Guinea [Bioko]
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia, South Africa [Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Seychelles

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Oman, Yemen
    • CHINA: China

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Indochina, Myanmar, Thailand
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Northern America
    • Mexico

    Pacific
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, St. Kitts and Nevis, [Saint Kitts] St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, United States [Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S.]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Guatemala, Honduras, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Other (exact native range obscure, probable origin neotropics)

References:

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Check other web resources for Cardiospermum halicacabum L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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?9014. Accessed 20 August 2019.