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Taxon: Digitalis purpurea L.

 
Genus: Digitalis
Section: Digitalis
Family: Plantaginaceae
Tribe: Digitalideae
Nomen number: 13986
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:621. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 13 (2 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • digitalis  (Source: CRC MedHerbs) - English
  • foxglove  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • foxglove    - English (Canada)
  • digitale pourpre   - French (Canada)
  • fingerborgsblomma  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • mao di huang  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese
  • digitalriseu  (Source: F Korea) - Transcribed Korean

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals; mammals; mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Morocco

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Belgium, Germany
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Italy [Sardegna]
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain, [Baleares] Spain [Baleares]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Cape Verde, Portugal, [Madeira Islands] Spain [Canary Islands (Tenerife)]

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Czech Republic
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Croatia


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson. 1998. Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning Note: poisonous
  3. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 226.
  4. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. Note: cultivated
  5. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  6. Duke, J. A. 1985. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  7. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  8. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  9. Farnsworth, N. R. & D. D. Soejarto. 1988. Global importance of medicinal plants (unpublished draft manuscript rev. 23)
  10. 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=Digitalis+purpurea&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  11. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. Note: cultivated
  12. Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17.
  13. Jiangsu Inst. Bot., ed. v. 1; Shan. R. H., ed. v. 2. 1977-1982. Jiangsu Zhiwuzhi (Flora of Jiangsu). Note: cultivated
  14. Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. Note: poisonous
  15. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR. Note: cult.
  16. Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants Note: poisonous
  17. Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea.
  18. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  19. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  20. Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:96.
  21. Munro, D. B. Canadian poisonous plants information system (on-line resource).
  22. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1972. Flora europaea. 3:240.
  23. Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). URL: http://www.conabio.gob.mx/malezasdemexico/scrophulariaceae/digitalis-purpurea/fichas/pagina1.htm target='_blank'
  24. Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. Note: cultivated
  25. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  26. Zhong Guo & Hua Jing. 1993. China floral encyclopaedia.

Check other web resources for Digitalis purpurea L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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?id=13986. Accessed 17 October 2019.