Taxon: Phyllanthus niruri L.

 
Genus: Phyllanthus
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Subfamily: Phyllanthoideae
Tribe: Phyllantheae
Nomen number: 28124
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:981. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 24-Aug-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Aug-2005
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • niruri  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • derrière dos  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • quinine créole  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Niruri  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • arranca-pedra  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • arrebenta-pedra  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • erva-pombinha  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • fura-parede  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • fura-pedra  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • quebra-pedra  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • quebra-pedra-branca  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • quinina criolla  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • chancapiedra  (Source: Names Soukup) - Spanish (Peru)

Economic Importance:

  • Harmful organism host: crop diseases (fide WorldWeeds 579. 1997)
  • Harmful organism host: crop pests (fide WorldWeeds 579. 1997)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide K. Jones, Cat's claw: healing vine of Peru 117-120. 1995; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Veracruz]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, Puerto Rico
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru [Amazonas, Cajamarca, Cuzco, Loreto, San Martin]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Buenos Aires, Chaco, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Jujuy, Misiones, Salta, Tucuman] Paraguay, Uruguay


References:

  1. Angely, J. A. Flora analitica do Parana. (L Parana)
  2. Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2. 1997 (L Guianas ed2)
  3. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  5. Gillespie, L. J. 1993. Euphorbiaceae of the Guianas: annotated species checklist and key to the genera (Brittonia) 45:56.
  6. Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. 2000 (L Euphorb)
  7. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  8. Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  9. Holm, L. et al. World weeds: natural histories and distribution. 1997 (WorldWeeds)
  10. Howard, R. 1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt) 5:78.
  11. Jones, K. 1995. Cat's claw: healing vine of Peru 117-120.
  12. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
  13. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  14. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  15. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  16. Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes. (F Bajio)
  17. Soukup, J. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana. (Names Soukup)
  18. Webster, G. L. 1970. A revision of Phyllanthus in the continental United States (Brittonia) 22:66.
  19. Webster, G. L. 1957. A monographic study of the West Indian species of Phyllanthus J. Arnold Arbor. 38:300.
  20. Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74. (L Argent)

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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=28124. Accessed 26 April 2018.