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Taxon: Kalmia angustifolia L.

 
Genus: Kalmia
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Ericoideae
Tribe: Phyllodoceae
Nomen number: 21111
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:391. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 15-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 6 (4 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • dwarf-laurel  (Source: Rhodora) - English
  • lambkill  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • pig-laurel  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • sheepkill  (Source: Rhodora) - English
  • sheep-laurel  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • wicky  (Source: Castanea) - English
  • sheep-laurel   - English (Canada)
  • kalmia à feuilles étroites   - French (Canada)
  • smalbladig kalmia  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals; mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Québec, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Delaware, Maryland, Virginia]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Europe
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Germany


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Britton, N. L. & A. Brown. 1952. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British possessions, ed. 3.
  3. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 191.
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  5. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage
  6. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  7. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  8. Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. Note: poisonous
  9. Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants Note: poisonous
  10. Luteyn, J. L. et al. 1996. Ericaceae of the southeastern United States. Castanea 61:114.
  11. Munro, D. B. Canadian poisonous plants information system (on-line resource).
  12. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  13. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.
  14. Wofford, B. E. Database of Tennessee vascular plants (on-line resource). URL: https://herbarium.utk.edu/vascular/vascular-database.php?CategoryID=Dicots&FamilyID=Ericaceae&GenusID=Kalmia&SpeciesID=angustifolia target='_blank'

Check other web resources for Kalmia angustifolia 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:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Kalmia angustifolia cultivars
  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=21111. Accessed 22 November 2019.