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Taxon: Krameria ixine L.

Genus: Krameria
Family: Krameriaceae
Nomen number: 21257
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:899. 1759 (P. Löfling, Iter hispan. 195. 1758, nom. inval.)
Link to protologue:
  • • Loefling (1758), published by Linnaeus, did not validate this name. The generic name Ixine Loefl. is cited after and was converted to Krameria by L., thus "Krameria. (Ixine Loefl.)" is not a binomial
  • • K."ixina" L., orth. var.
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 24-Dec-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (as tonic, but possibly carcinogenic fide F Neotrop); folklore (as tonic, but possibly carcinogenic fide F Neotrop)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • Mexico (w.)

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Haiti, Netherlands Antilles, [Curacao] United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana, Venezuela


  1. Farr, E. R. et al., eds. Index nomina genericorum. 1979; suppl. 1986 (ING)
  2. Simpson, B. B. 1989. Krameriaceae Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 49:81.

Check other web resources for Krameria ixine 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=21257. Accessed 20 April 2019.