Taxon: Limnanthes alba Hartw. ex Benth.

 
Genus: Limnanthes
Family: Limnanthaceae
Nomen number: 22242
Place of publication: Pl. hartw. 301. 1849 ("1848")
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 13-Aug-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Sep-2014
Species priority site is: National Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources Unit (PARL)
Accessions: 25 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • meadowfoam  (Source: AH 505) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F CalifJep)
  • Animal food: fodder (seed meal fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Materials: potential as lipids (similar to jojoba fide Pl Book)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck A California flora. 1959 (F CalifMunz)
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)

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Images:

  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image