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Taxon: Acanthus mollis L.

 
Genus: Acanthus
Family: Acanthaceae
Subfamily: Acanthoideae
Tribe: Acantheae
Nomen number: 100692
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:639. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 26-May-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Zander Ency; F BritStace)
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Syria

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Croatia, Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily), Malta
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Spain (incl. Baleares)


    Cultivated (also cult. worldwide)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal, [Azores, Madeira Islands] Spain [Canary Islands]

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Turkey [Trabzon, Giresun]

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Tasmania, South Australia]
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Turkey [Edirne, İstanbul]
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: Portugal, Spain (incl. Baleares)


References:

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  5. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  6. Ezcurra, C. 2011. Review of Acanthaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm. via e-mail on 31 Mar. Note: re. common names
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Acanthus+mollis&quantity=1 target='_blank'
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  9. Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17.
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  24. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

Check other web resources for Acanthus mollis L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • 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?id=100692. Accessed 16 July 2019.