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Taxon: Althaea officinalis L.

 
Genus: Althaea
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Malveae
Nomen number: 2721
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:686. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 19-Jun-1990 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 13 (4 active, 3 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)
  • Human food:
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria (n.), Tunisia (n.e.)

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia, [Eastern Siberia (s.w.)] Russian Federation-Western Siberia [Western Siberia (s.)]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
    • CHINA: China [Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Pakistan

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Moldova, Russian Federation-European part, [European part (s.)] Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily), Romania
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain


    Cultivated

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China

    Europe
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Germany, Hungary
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Croatia, Italy
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France


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. Bisset, N. G., ed. 1994. Herbal drugs and phytopharmaceuticals. A handbook for practice on a scientific basis CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. Note: translation of German edition by M. Wichtl, ed.
  3. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  4. Demilly, D. et al. 1996. Liste alphabétique des principales espèces de plantes cultivées et de mauvaises herbes. Noms latins et noms français, ed. 6. Note: GEVES-SNES, Beaucouzé, France
  5. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  6. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  7. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Althaea+officinalis&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  9. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  10. Hill, S. 1996. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  11. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  12. Jordanov, D. et al., eds. 1963-1982. Flora na narodna republika Balgarija.
  13. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR.
  14. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  15. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  16. Mouterde, P. 1966-. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie.
  17. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  18. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  19. Pignatti, S. 1982. Flora d'Italia.
  20. Pottier-Alapetite, G. 1979-1981. Flore de la Tunisie: Angiospermes-Dicotyledones.
  21. Quézel, P. & S. Santa. 1962-1963. Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie.
  22. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica.
  23. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  24. Savulescu, T. et al., eds; E. J. Nyárády et al., comp. 1952-1976. Flora republicii populare romine.
  25. Soó von Bere, K. R., ed. 1964-1980. A Magyar flora es vegetacio rendszertani-novenyfoldrajzi kezikonyve.
  26. Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966-. Flora of Iraq.
  27. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  28. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Althaea officinalis L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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=2721. Accessed 18 September 2019.