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Taxon: Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels

 
Genus: Elephantorrhiza
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 14980
Place of publication: Bull. Bur. Pl. Industr. U.S.D.A. 176:29. 1910
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 13-Mar-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Dec-2005
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 5 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide SAfr J Bot 77:815. 2011)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Mozambique, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, [Cape Province (e.), Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal] Swaziland


References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. Flora of southern Africa. (F SAfr)
  3. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  5. Kellerman, T. S. et al. Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa. 1988 (Kellerman et al.)
  6. Merxmüller, H., ed. Prodromus einer flora von Sudwestafrika. (F Namib)
  7. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  8. Ross, J. H. 1974. The genus Elephantorrhiza (Bothalia) 11:249.
  9. van Wyck, B. E. 2012. Review of Fabaceae Southern Africa data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.)
  10. Van Wyk, B.-E. 2011. The potential of South African plants in the development of new medicinal products S. African J. Bot. 77:812-829.

Check other web resources for Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=14980. Accessed 15 November 2018.