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Taxon: Heliotropium curassavicum L.

 
Genus: Heliotropium
Family: Heliotropiaceae
Nomen number: 18822
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:130. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 03-Feb-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 16-Sep-2014
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 9 (8 active, 5 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):294. 1999)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia]

    Northern America
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Oklahoma]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Paraiba, Piaui, Rio Grande do Sul]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Tarija] Ecuador, [El Oro, Galapagos Islands, Guayas, Manabi] Peru [Arequipa, Ica, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Piura, Tacna]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Cordoba, Buenos Aires, Chaco, Chubut, Corrientes, Formosa, La Rioja, Rio Negro, Salta, San Luis, Santiago del Estero] Chile, [Antofagasta, Atacama, Coquimbo, Santiago, Tarapaca] Paraguay, [Alto Paraguay, Presidente Hayes] Uruguay


    Naturalized (widely natzd. in tropic, subtropic, & warm-temperate regions)

    Other (native status in Australia uncertain)

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Check other web resources for Heliotropium curassavicum L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • 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
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=18822. Accessed 16 December 2018.