Taxon: Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd. ex Schult.

 
Genus: Drymaria
Family: Caryophyllaceae
  Subfamily: Paronychioideae
      Tribe: Polycarpeae
Nomen number: 14710
Place of publication: Syst. veg. 5:406. 1819
Comments:
  • • authorship verified from original literature
  • • Roemer & Schultes coauthored volume 5 up through Phyteuma (p. 88)
Name Verified on: 21-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Jan-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • drymaria  (Source: pers. comm.) - English
  • tropical chickweed  (Source: Aust Pl Common Names) - English
  • West Indian chickweed  (Source: F CFla) - English
  • mourron blanc  (Source: F LAnt) - French (Lesser Antilles)
  • petit mourron  (Source: L West Indies) - French (Lesser Antilles)
  • cordão-de-sapo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • erva-de-estrela  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jaboticaá  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • mastruço-do-brejo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • matemaco  (Source: L West Indies) - Spanish (Cuba)
  • yerba de estrella  (Source: L West Indies) - Spanish (Puerto Rico)

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide R. K. Rabeler, pers. comm. 1996)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Cordoba, - Catamarca, - Jujuy, - La Rioja, - Misiones, - Salta, - Santiago del Estero, - Tucuman; Chile; Paraguay - Central, - Guaira, - Paraguari; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador, - Galapagos Islands; Peru

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
    • West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Gabon; Rwanda; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Comoros; Madagascar; Mauritius; Mayotte; Seychelles
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal
    • Indo-China: Laos; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Philippines; Singapore
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Florida, - Georgia, - Louisiana, - Mississippi
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles - Saba; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. Thomas, - St. Croix

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka

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