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Taxon: Gomphocarpus physocarpus E. Mey.

 
Genus: Gomphocarpus
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Tribe: Asclepiadeae
Subtribe: Asclepiadinae
Nomen number: 17854
Place of publication: E. H. F. Meyer & J. F. Drège, Comm. pl. Afr. austr. 202. 1838
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Mar-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore
  • Vertebrate poisons:
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Mozambique (s.)
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Eswatini, South Africa [Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North-West, Western Cape]


    Naturalized

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Mauritius [Rodrigues Island]

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: Hong Kong

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Sri Lanka

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: New Caledonia

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Jamaica
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Bahia, Goiás, Minas Gerais, Paraíba, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Sergipe]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


References:

  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica Note: = Asclepias physocarpa (E. Mey.) Schltr.
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963-1968. Flora of Java.
  4. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976-. Flores des Mascareignes.
  5. Bruyns, P. V. 1996. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  6. Cufodontis, G. 1953-1972. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta.
  7. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  8. Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  9. Figueiredo, E. & G. F. Smith. 2008. Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279.
  10. Fontella P., J. 1996. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  11. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  12. George, A. S., ed. 1980-. Flora of Australia.
  13. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14 Note: = Asclepias physocarpa (E. Mey.) Schltr.
  14. Goyder, D. J. & A. Nicholas. 2001. A revision of Gomphocarpus R. Br. (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadeae). Kew Bull. 56:788-790.
  15. Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  16. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening Note: = Asclepias physocarpa (E. Mey.) Schltr.
  17. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  18. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  19. Jagtap. A. P. & N. P. Singh. 1999. Asclepiadaceae. Fascicles of flora of India. 24:27-28.
  20. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  21. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia
  22. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: = Asclepias physocarpa (E. Mey.) Schltr.
  23. Nicholas, A. 2001. pers. comm. via e-mail to J. R. Hosking on 21 Apr 1999 (recvd. 28 Feb)
  24. Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson. 1992. Noxious weeds of Australia Inkata Press, Melbourne, Australia.
  25. Reitz, R., ed. 1965-. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  26. Schijff, H. P. van der. 1969. A check-list of the vascular plants of the Kruger national park.
  27. St. John, H. 1973. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands
  28. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: cultivated
  29. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary. Note: = Asclepias physocarpa (E. Mey.) Schltr.

Check other web resources for Gomphocarpus physocarpus E. Mey. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.

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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=17854. Accessed 20 August 2019.