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Taxon: Mondia whitei (Hook. f.) Skeels

 
Genus: Mondia
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Periplocoideae
Nomen number: 24540
Place of publication: Bull. Bur. Pl. Industr. U.S.D.A. 223:45. 1911
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 24-May-1994 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:

  • mondia  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • tonicroot  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • White's-ginger  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • la racine  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • mbombongazi  (Source: PROTA4U) - Swahili

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Sudan (s.)
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Eswatini, Namibia (n.e.), South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo]


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo


References:

  1. Burkill, H. M. 1985-2004. The useful plants of west tropical Africa.
  2. Figueiredo, E. & G. F. Smith. 2008. Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279.
  3. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  4. Gibbs Russell, G. E. et al. 1985, 1987. List of species of Southern African plants, ed. 2. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa Note: v. 51. 1985; v. 56. 1987
  5. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  6. Ross, J. 1972. The flora of Natal.
  7. Venter, H. J. T. et al. 2009. Morphology and taxonomy of Mondia (Apocynaceae: Periplocoideae). S. African J. Bot. 75:460-463.
  8. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Mondia whitei (Hook. f.) Skeels :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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=24540. Accessed 18 September 2019.