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
Name Verified on: 28-Mar-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide F ChinaEng)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kellerman et al., as Asclepias physocarpa; Econ Pl Aust, as Asclepias fruticosus)
  • Weed: (fide P. V. Bruyns, pers. comm. 1996)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • South Tropical Africa: Mozambique
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - Eastern Cape, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Limpopo, - Mpumalanga, - North West, - Western Cape; Swaziland

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola
    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius - Rodrigues
  • 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

    • Brazil: Brazil - Bahia, - Goias, - Minas Gerais, - Paraiba, - Parana, - Rio de Janeiro, - Santa Catarina, - Sao Paulo, - Sergipe
    • Caribbean: Cuba; Jamaica
    • Central America: Costa Rica; El Salvador; Honduras; Panama
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

References:

  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. 1963-1968 (F Java)
  • Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. Flores des Mascareignes. 1976- (F Mascar)
  • Bruyns, P. V. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. 1953-1972 (F EthiopCuf)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. 1994 (F Mesoamer)
  • Figueiredo, E. & G. F. Smith Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. 2008 (Pl Angol)
  • Fontella P., J. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  • George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. 1980- (F Aust)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Goyder, D. J. & A. Nicholas 2001. A revision of Gomphocarpus R. Br. (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadeae) Kew Bull. 56:788-790.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. 1990 (L Aust)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Jagtap. A. P. & N. P. Singh 1999. Asclepiadaceae (Fasc F India) 24:27-28.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Nicholas, A. 2001. pers. comm. (pers. comm.) via e-mail to J. R. Hosking on 21 Apr 1999 (recvd. 28 Feb)
  • Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson Noxious weeds of Australia. 1992 (Noxweed Aust)
  • Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. 1965- (F SCatarin)
  • Schijff, H. P. van der A check-list of the vascular plants of the Kruger national park. 1969 (L Kruger)
  • St. John, H. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands. 1973 (L Hawaii)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

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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.

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