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Taxon: Kalmia latifolia L.

 
Genus: Kalmia
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Ericoideae
Tribe: Phyllodoceae
Nomen number: 21115
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: 17 (14 active, 6 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

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

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Indiana (s.), Maine (s.), Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York (s.), Ohio (s. & c.), Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Delaware, Florida (n.w.), Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana (e.), Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

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. Clark, R. C. 1971. The woody plants of Alabama. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 58:219.
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  5. Ebinger, J. E. 1974. A systematic study of the genus Kalmia (Ericaceae). Rhodora 76:352.
  6. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage
  7. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  8. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  9. Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. Note: poisonous
  10. Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants Note: poisonous
  11. Luteyn, J. L. et al. 1996. Ericaceae of the southeastern United States. Castanea 61:114.
  12. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.
  13. 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=latifolia target='_blank'

Check other web resources for Kalmia latifolia 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
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Kalmia latifolia 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:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=21115. Accessed 13 August 2020.