Taxon: Limnanthes alba Hartw. ex Benth.

 
Genus: Limnanthes
Family: Limnanthaceae
Nomen number: 22242
Place of publication: Pl. hartw. 301. 1849 ("1848")
Link to protologue:
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Typification:
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: 24 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • meadowfoam  (Source: AH 505) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Animal food: fodder (seed meal)
  • Materials: potential as lipids (similar to jojoba)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [California (n.-c.)]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

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

Check other web resources for Limnanthes alba Hartw. ex Benth. :

Images:

  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • 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=22242. Accessed 23 April 2018.