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Taxon: Guaiacum officinale L.

 
Genus: Guaiacum
Family: Zygophyllaceae
Subfamily: Larreoideae
Nomen number: 18047
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:381. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 09-Jun-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 5 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:
  • Environmental:
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Vincent and Grenadines, United States, [Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S., Virgin Islands, U.S., Virgin Islands, U.S.] Virgin Islands (British) [Anegada]
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia


    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)

References:

  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Boggan, J. et al. 1997. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2
  4. CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource).
  5. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  6. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  7. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage Note: = Guajacum
  8. 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=Guaiacum+officinale&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  9. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  10. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  11. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  12. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946-1969. Flora de Cuba
  13. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  14. Liogier, H. A. 1984-. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  15. Little, E. L., Jr. et al. 1964-1974. Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
  16. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  17. Missouri Botanical Garden. W³Tropicos (on-line resource).
  18. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  19. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  20. Rehm, S. & G. Espig. 1991. The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics
  21. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  22. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala. Note: mentions
  23. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995-. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Note: Missouri Botanical Garden & Timber Press

Check other web resources for Guaiacum officinale L. :

  • 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:
  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=18047. Accessed 18 February 2020.