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Taxon: Houstonia caerulea L.

 
Genus: Houstonia
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Spermacoceae
Nomen number: 19379
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:105. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 14-Aug-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Aug-2008
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 5 (4 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed13); ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed13)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Nova Scotia, Ontario (s.), Quebec (s.)]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan (s.), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Iowa (e.), Missouri (s.e.), Wisconsin]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana (n.), Maryland, Mississippi (n.e.), North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee (http://tenn.bio.utk.edu/vascular/database/vascular-database.asp?CategoryID=Dicots&FamilyID=Rubiaceae&GenusID=Houstonia&SpeciesID=caerulea), Virginia]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Andersson, L. et al. 2002. Relationships, circumscription, and biogeography of Arcytophyllum (Rubiaceae) based on evidence from cpDNA (Brittonia) 54:40-49.
  3. Church, S. A. 2003. Molecular phylogenetics of Houstonia (Rubiaceae): descending aneuploidy and breeding system evolution in the radiation of the linage across North America Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 27:223-228.
  4. Church, S. A. & D. R. Taylor 2005. Speciation and hybridization among Houstonia (Rubiaceae) species: the influence of polyploidy on reticulate evolution Amer. J. Bot. 92:1372-1380.
  5. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  6. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  7. Jones, G. N. & G. D. Fuller Vascular plants of Illinois. (F IllJones)
  8. Terrell, E. E. 1996. Revision of Houstonia (Rubiaceae-Hedyotideae) Syst. Bot. Monogr. 48:23.

Check other web resources for Houstonia caerulea 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
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=19379. Accessed 10 December 2018.