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Taxon: Mandragora officinarum L.

 
Genus: Mandragora
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Nomen number: 23342
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:181. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 11-May-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed13)
  • Medicines: source of scopolamine (fide Chem Amazon 8-18. 1995; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey (s.w.)

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Former Yugoslavia (w.), Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily)
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: Portugal, Spain


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

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. Cordell, G. A. 1995. Natural products as medicinal and biological agents. Chemistry of the Amazon: biodiversity, natural products, and environmental issues 8-18.
  3. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  4. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  5. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  6. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  7. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  8. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  9. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  10. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  11. Ungricht, S. et al. 1998. A revision of the genus Mandragora (Solanaceae). Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. London, Bot. 28(1):30-33.
  12. Uphof, J. C. T. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. Note: = Mandragora autumnalis

Check other web resources for Mandragora officinarum L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seeds: 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=23342. Accessed 18 September 2019.