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Taxon: Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik.

 
Genus: Capsella
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
Tribe: Camelineae
Nomen number: 105461
Place of publication: Pfl.-Gatt. 85. 1792
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-Apr-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (3 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • shepherd's-purse  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • kees ar rai  (Source: Weeds Saudi Arabia) - Arabic
  • shepherd’s-purse   - English (Canada)
  • bourse à pasteur  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • capselle à pasteur  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • bourse-à-pasteur   - French (Canada)
  • Hirtentäschel  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • nazuna  (Source: F Japan) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • bolsa-de-pastor  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • erva-do-bom-pastor  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • zurrón de pastor  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • lomme  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • qi  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese
  • naeni  (Source: Econ Bot) - Transcribed Korean

Economic Importance:

  • Harmful organism host: crop diseases (citing resistance to Alternaria brassicae and Sclerotinia) crop pests
  • Human food:
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore
  • Vertebrate poisons:
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal [Madeira Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Saudi Arabia, Yemen
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation, [Dagestan] Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Pakistan

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Slovakia, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation-European part, [European part] Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily), Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain (incl. Baleares)


    Cultivated

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Korea


    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal, [Azores] Spain [Canary Islands]
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Lesotho, South Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Mauritius, Reunion

    Asia-Temperate
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia, [Eastern Siberia] Russian Federation-Western Siberia [Western Siberia]
    • RUSSIAN FAR EAST: Russian Federation-Far East [Far East]
    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, Korea

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Northern America
    • SUBARCTIC AMERICA: Greenland
    • Canada, Mexico, United States

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, Guatemala
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay


    Other (exact native range in Asia obscure)

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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?id=105461. Accessed 18 November 2019.